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Missing man found dead in Reasi

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Jammu: A 45-year-old man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in Reasi district, triggering a protest by his relatives, officials said on Sunday.

The body of Mohan Lal, a resident of Gram Morh, was recovered from a field on Saturday night, a day after he reportedly went missing, the officials said.

A police official said inquest proceedings had been started to ascertain the cause of his death.

The deceased’s body was handed over to his family after completion of legal and medical formalities.

However, the relatives and neighbours took the body to the main ‘chowk’ and staged a protest against his death.

“We suspect murder and want justice for the victim,” one of the protesters said.

They later dispersed peacefully after a local police officer visited the scene and assured proper investigation in the case, the officials said, adding the deceased was later cremated by his family.

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