Mystery shrouds man’s death

Mystery shrouded the death of a 26-year-old man, T. Parasuram, whose charred body was found in his house at Thorrur of Hayathnagar on Saturday.

As a part of the asbestos-sheet roof of his house blew up, investigators and residents of the locality believed that he could have died in an explosion. It was also thought that Parasuram doused himself with kerosene and set himself ablaze.

Hayathnagar Inspector J. Narender Goud, along with his team, arrived at the spot on learning about the youngster’s death. He called in the forensic experts, sniffer dogs and CLUES team as the blown-up roof suggested a blast had occurred.

“But no residues of any explosive substances were found by the CLUES team which sifted every material found at the crime scene,” the police said. Plastic articles in the room got partially melted and twisted.

The odour of kerosene emanated from the victim’s body. Eventually, they found a burnt cool drink bottle. Parasuram was believed to have carried kerosene in that bottle and used the same to kill himself, they said.

Son of a municipal employee, the youngster was looking for a job. He got married. His wife recently went to her parents’ house. Parasuram lived in a two-room portion of his father’s house. His body was found in the front room. Forensic experts explained that the room had no ventilation and even the single window doors were tightly closed.

“The smoke and flames ignited by the kerosene filled the room. Heated by the blaze, the asbestos-sheet eventually blew up,” the investigators quoted the forensic experts as saying.

A copy of Telugu Koran was found in the adjacent room along with other books. Police verified the antecedents of Parasuram. His call data record was also being verified.

“Nothing suspicious or linked to terror as believed by some was found in the case,” the Inspector said. Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat and other senior officers visited the spot.

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