Mandan Singh, a resident of Bageshwar in Uttaranchal, was found dead in his rented house in Brain area last night.
He was was working as a cook in Taj Vivanta at Kral Sangri, a police spokesman said.
Inquest proceedings had been initiated to ascertain the cause of Singh's death, he said.
Body of 45-year-old Mohammad Yaseen Mugal was found in Kalarooch forest in Kupwara district, the spokesman said.
Mugal, a resident of Narizab village of Kalarooch, had left for the forest yesterday morning to collect firewood, he said.
When he did not return home till late evening, a group of villagers went to the forest area in his search and found him dead, the spokesman said.