BSF trooper found dead inside train in UP

A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper posted in Jammu and Kashmir was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside a train in Uttar Pradesh, police said Tuesday.

Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 11:23 AM IST

Lucknow: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper posted in Jammu and Kashmir was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside a train in Uttar Pradesh, police said Tuesday.

The body of Mukesh Kumar, aged around 40, was found Monday evening inside the Jammu Tawi Express in Sultanpur district. He was on his way to his native state of Bihar, police said.

Even as the exact reason behind the death is yet to be ascertained, some injury marks have been found around Kumar`s nose.

"Some passengers first spotted Kumar lying dead on the upper berth of a general bogey of the train," Government Railway Police (GRP) inspector GP Singh told reporters Tuesday in Sultanpur, some 150 km from Lucknow.

"We have already sent the body for post-mortem. The report is expected to come later in the day," he added.

According to police, Kumar was going to his native Vaishali district in Bihar by train.

IANS