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School principal found dead in car

Family members have told police Singh had left home around 9 pm on Tuesday to meet friends.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 9, 2014 2:13:57 am

The body of a school principal was found in his car at Shahbad Dairy in Outer Delhi on Wednesday morning. Raj Singh (48) was the principal of a primary MCD school in Swaroop Nagar.

Around 6 in the morning, the police control room was informed by local residents about a man, who was found unconscious on the driver’s seat of an Alto parked on the main Bawana Road. A bottle of alcohol was found in the car. A team of police officers from the Shahbad Dairy area reached the spot and ascertained the victim’s identity from an identity card in his wallet. Police said Singh was dead by the time local residents spotted him.

With no external injuries, police suspect he may have possibly died of alcohol overdose or a heart attack. However, police have sent the body for post-mortem examination and are awaiting the findings of the report.

Family members of Singh, who was a resident of Naim Bagh in Shahbad Dairy, have told police that Singh did not have a history of heart problems. An investigating officer said the windows of the car were rolled down and the door was also open. “The car was parked at a secluded place where there is hardly any movement of vehicles. Suffocation cannot be the cause of death as the windows and the car door were open. We also suspect food poisoning. We will proceed further once we receive the postmortem report,” a police officer said.

Police have also denied a robbery angle as the victim’s mobile phone and wallet along with his other belongings were found intact.

Family members have told police Singh had left home around 9 pm on Tuesday to meet friends.

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