A 22-year-old law student was found dead in a car parked on the College Road on Sunday morning.
The body of Abhishek Banerjee was found in Honda City car parked outside SCD Government College and drug overdose was confirmed as the cause of the death.
Son of a doctor, he had been missing since Saturday evening.
Police confirmed that the “body had injection pricking marks on several spots”.
Talking to Newsline, division number 8 SHO Sukhdeep Singh said, “The boy died because of drug overdose. We have confirmed it after investigating all the angles as body was pricked with injections at various spots.”
The family also confirmed that he was undergoing drug de-addiction treatment from Delhi.
A resident of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, the victim was pursuing LLB from a private college in Pune. Dr Anil Kant Banerjee, father of the deceased, identified the deceased as his son.
The police said that locals of the area informed them about an abandoned car parked outside the college since Saturday morning.
When the police opened the door of the car, they found the dead body of the youth. The police investigated the documents of the car and his mobile phone number and informed the victim’s parents after getting their number from his mobile phone.
Dr Banerjee told the police that his son was a drug addict. He had sent him to a drug de-addiction centre in Delhi for treatment. He added that Abhishek was cured, but he had fallen prey to drugs yet again. Reportedly, he also called his father around 5 am on Sunday but could not speak to him.