Kothamangalam: A middle-aged man was found dead at Pulinthanam near Kothamangalam on Saturday morning. The police have taken the house owner into custody.
The deceased has been identified as Prasad (40), a native of Kothamangalam. Prasad’s body was found on the terrace of a house where he used to go for work.
The reason for the death is a gunshot wound on the head, said Pothanikkad police who inspected the spot. A broken air gun was recovered from the scene.
Following primary investigation, police assume that it was not a suicide. A detailed probe will reveal more facts about the incident, said police. In connection with the death, police took Sajivan, the owner of the house into custody.