Police on Saturday recovered the body of an employee of social forestry department in Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Reports said that some employees spotted the body of their colleague lying inside the premises of the social forest department at Bachian Wali Top in Surankote under mysterious conditions and accordingly informed police.
Confirming the incident, DFO Social Forestry Department Poonch Naveed Iqbal identified the deceased as Abdul Hamid son of Sattar Mohammed of Kalai Poonch. He said that Hamid was working as a daily wager in the department and was on duty.
A police officer told news agency GNS that soon after receiving the information, a police team immediately reached the spot and recovered the body.
The body has been taken for all necessary formalities including the postmortem, he said.
“Probe has been initiated under 174 CrPc to ascertain the actual cause of death,” he said.