PRAYAGRAJ, Feb 22 (HS): A peshkar of SDM Meja tehsil died under mysterious circumstances and his body was found lying in a field on Monday. Family members started crying foul play and alleged murder of Peshkar who went missing on late Sunday night. Rajesh Pandey (32), resident of Chillbila village under Meja police station used to work as peshkar to SDM Meja went missing, after which, the family members searched frantically and on receiving information went to a nearby field with the police and identified his body.
Inspector Meja police station, SK Bajpai told HS that some passers-by informed the police after spotting him lying on the field. He said the victim’s identity was ascertained by an identity card recovered from his belongings. The inspector said a preliminary examination confirmed an injury on his chin while no other injury is visible. Police said that his death was unnatural but they were waiting for the post-mortem report to ascertain the exact cause of his death. Security has been beefed up in the area as a precautionary measure, police said. Police has registered a case on the complaint of deceased’s family members and initiated investigations in this regard, they added.