Indore: Body of a 45-year-old man, who had gone missing six days ago, was recovered from a pond on Monday.

Someone spotted the body floating in the pond and informed Rajendra Nagar police. One leg of the corpse was eaten away by animals. Police have sent the body for autopsy to know the exact reason of his death.

GS Rawat, Rajendra Nagar police station in-charge, said that the deceased was identified as Mukesh Panchal of Bank Colony area of the city. His body was found in the pond near Nihalpur Mundi village.

A scooter was also found parked near the spot and the deceased was identified on the basis of a letter found in the scooter’s dickey.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Panchal ran a photocopy shop near Moti Tabela. He left the house on January 24 saying that he is going to the shop but neither had he reached the shop nor returned home. His family members lodged a missing person report on January 25 after they failed to trace him.

The body was highly decomposed, so it is difficult to find external injury marks on the body. The police believe that he might have committed suicide by jumping into the pond but the exact reason could be cleared only after the autopsy report. His family member’s statements are also being taken by the police.

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