Deceased suspected to have committed suicide around 6-7 days ago in forest area.
New Delhi: The decomposed body of a man was found hanging from a tree in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on Tuesday evening. The deceased has been identified as Ram Pravesh, a man aged between 35 and 40 years.
A call was received by the police control room from the campus around 5.45 pm informing about a man who had been found hanging on the Nelson Mandela Road inside JNU forest.
A crime and forensic science team rushed to the spot.
“The police team reac-hed the spot and found the body hanging in the forested area. It appears to have been hanging there for at least six to seven days,” said deputy commissioner of police (Southwest) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University’s security staff informed the police about the body on Tuesday afternoon after one of the security guards detected foul smell emanating from the forest area of the JNU campus.
The police said that the body has been sent to AIIMS for a post-mortem.
“Once the post-mortem is conducted, we will have more clarity on the time of death and how he died,” said Mr Dumbere.
The deceased has been identified as Ram Pravesh, a resident of Saraswati Enclave in Najafgarh. He is suspected to have committed suicide around six-seven days ago.
The police said that the deceased was probably working as a labourer or security guard in the campus.
The police has recovered from the dead body a Samsung phone, Aadhaar card, election card, driving licence, a purse containing `90 and a badge.
The deceased had been missing since Monday night.
He was depressed owing to some family issues and it could be the reason behind the suicide, said the police.
“Prima facie, the dead body appears to be a couple of days old. Details will be confirmed only after the autopsy. The team is also taking help of the university officials,” the officer added.
A case has been registered under Section 174 of the CrPc and an investigation has been initiated.