Superintendent of police VK Mishra and station officer Vinod Payal reached the spot with a team of policemen and fingerprint experts.
Rakesh’s family members too were informed of his murder. Payal said a small bottle of acid was recovered from the room.
Preliminary investigations suggest that a girl often used to visit Rakesh.
The police are, therefore, looking for a love triangle in the crime. The post mortem report said the youth died of strangulation.
Son of a well-to-do farmer of Chalesor village, Rakesh used to live in his uncle’s newly constructed house with another young man named Ajit.
Ajit had gone to his village to attend a marriage and Rakesh was alone for the past two days.
According to neighbours, some friends had come to meet Rakesh on Sunday evening.
The youths were heard arguing intensely with each other, the neighbours said.
Early on Monday morning, a neighbour Hazari Lal went to take his bike from Rakesh’s house and found the doors open. On entering, he found Rakesh’s body in a burnt state.