Decomposed body found near Punjab CM’s residence in Chandigarhpunjab Updated: Jun 06, 2017 13:05 IST
Police and forensic experts investigating the spot where the body was found in Sector 2, Chandigarh, on Monday.(Karun Sharma/HT Photo)
A highly decomposed body of an unidentified man was found about 500m away from Punjab chief minister’s residence in Sector 2, Chandigarh, on Monday.
The body, seemingly of a man aged 30-35 years, was found near Rajinder Park on kutcha road leading to Nayagaon, which is considered a high security zone.
The deceased was wearing an orange shirt with khaki-coloured trousers and flip-flops. An empty liquor bottle and a water bottle were also found near the body. No identification mark was found on the maggot-infested body. A passerby had informed the police after spotting the body due to foul smell that had filled up the area.
Police said the body is around two-days old, but owing to high temperature, decomposition has been fast.
“We have flashed a message to different areas including SAS Nagar, Panchkula, Punjab and Haryana. We have even inquired about the person from nearby areas such as Nayagaon, but till now his identity has not been established,” said Poonam Dilawari, SHO, Sector-3 police station, Chandigarh.