Three men have denied killing a man three years ago and throwing his body in the forest.
Mohammed Shah Subhani, fondly known as Shah, was reported missing on 7 May 2019, when he failed to return to his home in Hounslow, west London.
The 27-year-old’s remains were found incidentally buried in the woodland in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire on 19 December 2019.
Although the cause of death is not known, examination of bones revealed that his hands were tied and there was burning sensation in his body.
On the day of her disappearance, Mr. Subhani, a father of one, allegedly went to a plumbing complex and was killed.
On Thursday, brothers Amraj Poonia, 27, and Ranil Poonia, 25, along with Gurdita Singh, 25, pleaded not guilty to their murder on May 7, 2019.
He also denied disturbing the process of justice between May 6 and May 12, 2019.
The allegation is that he assisted in removing the victim’s body and two vehicles from the plumbing business.
It also states that he helped deposit Mr. Subhani’s body in the woods of Hedgeley Lane.
Amarraj Poonia of Farmfield Drive, Horley, Surrey; Ranil Poonia of Whitehouse Way, Slough, Berkshire; and Singh, 25, of Moreland Avenue, Slough, was remanded in custody.
The defendants, who appeared in court by video link, will face trial at the Old Bailey from April 11 next year.
Another case management hearing was scheduled for December 1.