Decomposed male body found hanging from tree in JNU
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Decomposed male body found hanging from tree in JNU

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The decomposed body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging from a tree in the forest area on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus here yesterday, the police said.

The deceased has been identified as Ram Pravesh Singh. It is suspected that he committed suicide around six-seven days ago

His body was found by a security guard who was checking the area. He sensed something was amiss as he noticed foul smell on the Nelsoin Mandela road in the area of the university covered by greenery.

Police recovered a mobile phone, an aadhaar card, a voter idenntity card, a driving license, Rs. 90 in cash along with a badge.

was suspected to have committed suicide around six-seven days ago, they said, adding that the body was found near the Nelson Mandela road in the jungle. Singh was a resident of Najafgarh, the police said, adding that a mobile phone, an aadhaar card, a voter identity card, a driving license, Rs 90 in cash and a badge were also recovered from the body.

The officer added that the body had decomposed in a way that it could not be identified and it was too early to believe the documents too.

"There is a possibility that these documents were kept only to mislead the police," the officer said, adding that an investigation is underway.

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