A 36-year-old soldier from Karnataka who was on his way to Assam’s Tezpur to rejoin his unit was discovered dead under a flyover in eastern Bihar’s Kishanganj district on Tuesday, police said.
Police believe the soldier, Signalman Ganesh MN, was targeted by a group that loots railway passengers after drugging them. “But we genuinely don’t know and are in the dark about how the jawan got here,” Kishanganj town police station house officer (SHO) AP Singh said.
On Sunday, Ganesh MN was discovered dead beneath the overpass at the Dharamganj railway junction. Police claimed they were able to identify him based on a document discovered on him, which showed he travelled home to Chikmagalur, Karnataka, on April 24 and was expected to rejoin duty on june 9.
Singh stated that they did not know which train he was on or the circumstances surrounding his derailment. According to a railway official, preliminary investigations suggest that the soldier may have disembarked at the district train station due to illness.
Singh stated that they did not discover any money or a phone on his person, implying that he was robbed.
However, no external injuries were sustained. According to a doctor, the autopsy will reveal the cause of death and whether or not he was drugged.
Ganesh’s family has been informed of his passing.