Rourkela: The body of an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police was found near Howrah-Mumbai railway track near Dharuadihi in Sundargarh district, police said today.
ASI Dushmanta Bagh, who was posted at Dharuadihi, had reported at the police station yesterday morning and then had gone out. His body was found near the railway track a few hours later around noon, they said.
The body bore severe burn injuries on the right leg.
Besides, blood was oozing out of his mouth and the face had become disfigured, police said adding it was spotted by a railway employee posted at Dharuadihi railway station who informed the police.
The case is being handled by Jharsuguda GRP as the body was found very close to the railway track, said Sundergarh superintendent of police Nikhil Kanodia.
Preliminary inquiry indicated that Bagh might have climbed the high tension over traction pole for which he had burn injuries in his right leg, he said.