November 13, 2014 2:44:03 am
Power Grid Corporation’s general manager manager Suresh Mani Tripathi was found dead in a hotel room in Faizabad under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday.
The police, prima facie, ruled out any foul play, but said they were collecting evidence from the spot and would proceed on the basis of the findings of the autopsy. Autopsy will be conducted Thursday.
An empty bottle of liquor, cigarettes and snacks were on a table next to which the body of Tripathi, 58, was found on a chair. Tripathi was posted at Shahjahanpur. His family members, who live in Lucknow, reached the spot, but ruled out any foul play behind his death.
Faizabad SSP K B Singh said no injury marks are visible on the body and the room was found bolted from inside. However, forensic experts are collecting the evidence from the spot for further investigation, he added.
SHO, Kotwali police station, Rajendra Singh said Tripathi visited Faizabad frequently to supervise installation and maintenance of towers. He used to stay at Hotel Krishna Palace in the city. He said Tripathi had checked in the hotel on November 10.
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