A 40-year-old bank manager died in mysterious circumstances at Mahilpur on the intervening night of December 3 and 4. His bullet-riddled body was recovered from his Tata Indigo car on the roadside on Kot Fatuhi road on Wednesday.
A suicide note is understood to have been recovered from the spot but the police are tightlipped about it.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Narinder Bhargav said nothing could be said with certainty till investigations were complete.
Deceased Amrik Singh, a resident of Daduwal, was a manager at the Dhadan Kalan cooperative bank. He had not returned home on Tuesday after work, nor had he responded to repeated phone calls from his family.
In the morning, his car was spotted on Kot Fatuhi road, a few kilometres from Mahilpur. His body was lying on the driver's seat. He had suffered a bullet injury on his temple. Another bullet had gone through the front windshield of the vehicle. The police recovered a pistol and two empty shells from inside the car which led them to believe that the bullets were fired from inside the car.
The SSP said a forensic team had been called from Chandigarh to assess the situation. "It is too early to say whether it is a murder or a suicide. We'll thoroughly investigate the case before reaching a conclusion," he added.