A 55-year-old man who was returning home after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, was found dead in storm sewer near Shakti Nagar in the Basti Jodhewal area on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Darshan Singh of Subhash Nagar.
Inspector Hardeep Singh, station house officer of the Basti Jodhewal police station, said the deceased's family told the police that Darshan had gone to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, on September 9. When he did not return till Wednesday, the family started searching him. On Thursday, they found his body lying in the sewer.
The police suspect that the man could have fallen in the sewer in the darkness and died.
The police have handed over the body to the family after conducting a post-mortem examination and have started proceedings under sections 174 of the CrPC.