A 45-year-old PMK functionary was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Vasishta River in Attur here on Thursday.

The villagers found a body near the river and informed the police. The body was identified as that of Arumugam of Kalpaganoor. He was recently arrested for protesting against the arrest of PMK leader S. Ramadoss and was on conditional bail. The police said he left the house on Wednesday to sign the register in police station. The Attur police have registered a case of death under mysterious circumstances. The body was taken to Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital in Salem and an autopsy was conducted. Initial report said that he died of heart problem.

— Staff Reporter