The police is looking into the allegation that the ASI could have been killed.
The ASI had gone with a police party to the village on Tuesday night to make preventive arrests of farmers' leaders who were to start a "rail roko" (stop trains) agitation in the area on Wednesday for their demands.
Police officials alleged that the villagers held the police party hostage for some time to stop them from detaining farmers' leaders.
"While the rest of the police party came back later, ASI Kulbir Singh was found dead this morning," one police officer said.
However, villagers said that the ASI could have suffered a heart attack when he tried to run.