The body of a man was Tuesday found on the side of the road in south Delhi's Hargovind Enclave near Mehrauli, police said.
We were informed at around 8.23 am about a person lying unconscious and upon reaching the spot, we found the man, aged around 45 years, lying in a pool of blood with injuries on his face and forehead, a senior police officer said.
The deceased was identified as Prempal, who lived in a shanty in Rajpur Khurd, he said.
Investigations revealed that he was staying there for the last 12 years and used to work as a painter. He was an alcoholic and had left his home on December 19, he added.
The body was sent to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a post-mortem examination to ascertain the exact cause of the death, the officer said, adding that a case had been registered.
Prempal is survived by his wife and five children, the officer said.
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