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A day after the body of an Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry official was found on the railway tracks in New Delhi's Palam, the victim's family has claimed that that the central government employee had been murdered and his body was dumped on the rail line.

The Indian Civil Accounts Service officer, who has been identified as Jeetendra Kumar Jha had gone missing for a few days and his body was found on Monday.

He went missing after he had gone for a morning walk.

Though the police said that the death is a case of suicide as they reportedly found a suicide note in his pocket which said that no one was responsible for his death, Jha's family is of the opinion that he was killed.

His family could not identify the victim's body initially because of the injuries.

Jha's brother-in-law, RN Mishra had said that the body was mutilated beyond recognition and therefore he could not recognise it.

However, when the police showed them a wallet and clothes, they confirmed that the body belonged to Jha.

Why does the family claim that he was murdered?

Jha's family alleges that there was foul play in the officer's death owing to his recent behaviour.

"Three-four months ago, he had said that he won't live for long. He was scared for his life," Mishra was quoted as saying by PTI.

The deceased's brother-in-law also said that Jha was scared and that he was not even going to work and had been on leave, reported NDTV.

"He had even stopped visiting our house late in the night. If we had to meet him, we would have to visit his home," Mishra said while adding that the victim would often leave behind his mobile phone so that his location could not be tracked.

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Body was mutilated and Jha's family was unable to identify him initially. (Representational Image)Creative Commons

"Even on the day he went missing, he had left his phone at home," said Mishra.

The website report also said that the police has confirmed that Jha, a 1998-batch officer, was on medical leave from September 28.