Body of a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member was recovered from a riverine area in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The body with multiple injuries was spotted by the people near a Nullah in Karcha village in Pancheri belt of the district yesterday who later informed the police.
A police team rushed to the spot and shifted the body to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) Pancheri where doctors declared him dead.
The police have identified the deceased as 31-year-old VDC member Rattan Chand.
A case has been registered in the incident and investigation has been initiated, police said.
The police added that the body has been handed over to the family members.