A Right to Information (RTI) activist, who is reported to have exposed corruption in PDS, foodgrain and fuel distribution in the Marathwada region has been found dead in Nanded.

The Shivajinagar police in Nanded, about 650 km from here, have registered a case of “sudden death”, after Ramdas’ body was discovered late Friday night in Mondha area, police said on Sunday.

Preliminary post mortem report revealed excess alcohol in his body, police said. His brother has informed police that the RTI activist had left home at around 8 am on Friday.

Ramdas’s death comes weeks after the murder of RTI activist Amit Jethwa from Gujarat, who was killed for exposing illegal mining in the Gir forest region.

Jethwa was shot dead from a close range near the Gujarat high court on July 20 after he filed a public interest litigation (PIL) against illegal mining.

He was a local Shiv Sena leader in Nanded and the head of the district Milk Sellers Association.

Meanwhile, Sena district president Hemant Patil met senior police officials and demanded a CBI inquiry into the mysterious death of Ramdas.

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