Kathua: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, who went missing on Monday, was found hanging from a tree in Hiranagar Town in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua on Tuesday.
In this regard, authorities have constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the exact cause of the death, news agency ANI reported.
The report quoting police sources said a villager saw the body of BJP leader Som Raj hanging from a tree at some distance from his house in Hiranagar town in the morning and informed the police.
The body, which had blood marks, was sent to a Sub District Hospital (SDH) Hiranagar hospital for post-mortem.
Quoting the sources further, the report said Raj was missing since Monday and was found hanging from a tree on Tuesday under mysterious circumstances.
Inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC have been initiated by Hiranagar Police in this regard. The family members and many BJP leaders demanded a probe into his death.
After completing medical and legal formalities, the body of the deceased was handed over to legal heirs for last rites.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kathua RC Kotwal told the news agency that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by SDPO Border has been constituted to investigate the matter.
“Questioning of the leaders on whom the family has levelled allegation will also be conducted and whosoever will be found guilty will be dealt with iron hands”, the SSP was quoted as saying.