Railway Police investigating the death of E. Ilavarasan, whose body was found on the railway track in Dharmapuri, will examine the driver of the Coimbatore-Mumbai Kurla Express. Amid reports that the victim came under the wheels of the train, investigators have sought to question the driver from the Bangalore Division (South-Western Railway), police sources said on Thursday.

“We want to check whether the driver saw Ilavarasan coming before the train. If so, it will be pertinent to know the train’s speed at that time and the action taken by the driver following the run-over. As there is a suspicion of foul play, we will investigate whether the victim was seen alone,” a senior police official told The Hindu.

Investigators will analyse Ilavarasan’s mobile phone records for July 4 to track his movement hours before his death. “We will try to track his location since morning.” The Railway Police have registered a case under Section 174 (unnatural death) of Cr.PC.