Jamshedpur: A 26-year-old youth was found dead along a road under Manjhari police station area in West Singhbhum district on Friday morning. The deceased was later identified as Pratap Pingua, a resident of Debradih village in Manjhari.
There were marks of injuries in the deceased’s neck and head, it is suspected that he might have been murdered.
“ It is too early to comment. We have not found blood at the place where the youth’s body was found this morning. It might be an accidental death also. We have recovered the body and sent it to the Chaibasa Hospital for an autopsy for confirmation about the cause of death, ” said a police official.
The victim, who was a small civil contractor, had gone out of his house along with four of his friends on Thursday evening but did not return home in the night. In the morning, his body was found lying near Jangiburu valley along the Singhabueu-Balandita road.
The victim’s family members have informed the police that Pratap had gone out of the house by riding his bike which is missing. The police are probing the death of Pratap in murder angle also and trying to find out with the persons the victim had gone out with.