The police recovered the body of a murdered youth from railway track near Kallidaikurichi on Thursday.
The railway police said the body of a 30-year-old youth with cut injuries on neck was laid across the track at Karambai near Kallidaikurichi to show it as if it was an accident. However, the alert engine driver of the Shencottai – Tirunelveli Passenger train stopped the train at a distance. After the Kallidaikurichi police and the railway police inspected the spot and removed the body, the train continued its journey.
Since ganja stuffed in a kerchief with a few beedis were found near the body, the police suspect that either the victim or the assailants could be traders of the banned drug. Further investigations are on.