The body of a 21-year-old college student was found under mysterious circumstances from the Jalandhar-Kapurthala main road near Khojewal village on Wednesday morning.
Deceased Ranjit Rai, a resident of Kapurthala, was studying in a private college near Kapurthala and was living at his grandparents' home due to the early demise of his parents.
Before his disappearance, Rai was coming home from college after giving his exam and had told his family that he was going to Jalandhar for some work at around 2 pm.
According to the police, the 21-year-old was found on the side of the main road near Khojewal village and police observed that he had vomited before his death. Police said Rai had messaged his family twice.
In the first message he had written that he was coming home and after sometime he messaged that he had met with an accident and someone had dropped him near Punjab Technical University. He requested his family to come and take him back home. Rai's family tried to find him the whole night but failed and next morning, someone informed them that his body was lying on the main road without his shirt.
A case has been registered under Section 174 of the CrPC at the Sadar police station and action will be taken after the post mortem report.