The tractor owner had sent him food and blanket to make him comfortable. However, the driver failed to return the next day.
The vehicle and blanket were recovered, but there was no clue of Pawan Kumar. Some blood strains detected in nearby potato fields had indicated that he might have been attacked. On Thursday, his body was found lying under a small overpass. Station house officer Jatinder Singh said there were no injury marks as the body had decayed, but going by the circumstantial evidence, a murder case was being registered.