The decomposed body of a youth was recovered enroute the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi at Adhkuwari, 45 kms from Jammu, on Monday.
During the cleaning of the track to the cave shrine, sweepers smelled something foul. The odour was traced to a gorge following which sweepers recovered the body and informed police.
It was identified as that of Pawan Kumar of Devgunj in Haryana, police said, adding that a receipt of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) dated October 2 was found in his pocket.
Police has registered a case and started investigation in this direction.