A decomposed body was found hanging in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, reported ANI quoting Delhi Police.
Police said that the body is highly decomposed which suggests that the man died several days ago. According to Delhi Police, the man is aged between 40-45 years.
“A highly decomposed body aged 40-45 years has been found hanging from a tree in JNU jungle, this evening. Body yet to be identified. An inquiry has been initiated, crime & forensic team at the spot: Delhi Police,” ANI said in a tweet.
The police were informed about the body at around around 6.30 pm on Thursday, they said.
Police visited the spot and found a body in a highly decomposed state hanging from a tree in the jungle area. The victim appears to be in the 40-45 age group, a senior police officer said.
The crime and forensic teams have been called to the spot for examination. The body is yet to be identified. An inquest proceeding has been initiated, police said.
Sources from the university said, "It seems that the body is not of someone from JNU. The body was found in the jungle near Yamuna Hostel. A couple of students had gone for a walk in the jungle where they sensed a foul smell and alerted the authorities."