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Armyman found dead at bus stand on GT Karnal Road, reason unknown

Body of a 42-year-old Indian Army personnel was found at a bus stand in North-west Delhi’s GT Karnal Road on Tuesday afternoon. According to the police, the deceased  identified as Subhash Chandra was a resident of  Jammu. He was posted in Delhi. According to the police, they received a PCR call at around 1.30 pm when a passer-by spotted Chandra’s body near the bus stand.

Police said that Chandra  was lying on the roadside. “When we checked his pocket, we found a bus ticket, his wallet, mobile, cash and an ID card which helped us to identify him. It seems that Chandra had gone to Jammu on a holiday for a brief period and returned to Delhi in a bus on Tuesday,” said an official privy to the case.

His body was shifted to Baba Jagjivan Ram Memorial hospital for a post-mortem examination which will be conducted on Wednesday.

Police so far have denied any foulplay as there were no visible injury marks on the deceased’s body and his cash and mobile  too were not stolen. Also, Chandra appeared fit, dressed in a civil dress, when he was found.

A senior police officer said: “The post-mortem will help us to ascertain the exact cause and time of death. It appears to be a case of natural death but since he was found on the roadside, we have initiated an investigation. Further action will be taken once the autopsy report is out.”

He added: “There were 99 missed calls from his family and friends on his mobile. We have also informed his family about the incident.”

According to the police, Chandra boarded a bus from Jammu, which was Jaipur bound via Delhi. The officer said: “We contacted the bus driver and he told us that nobody noticed when Chandra got out of the vehicle. He also left his bag behind. The conductor noticed it once the bus reached Jaipur. There was an Army uniform in it, along with a diary.”

“So far no case has been registered. Further investigation will be done after his post-mortem result is out,” the officer added.
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