Jammu, Feb 13 (PTI) A 65-years-old man was found dead on the side of Pathankot Highway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Wednesday, police said.

“The deceased Ghulam Ali Bhat, a resident of Bhadarwah, was a former block development officer. He was found dead in the morning near Dera Gandotra in Vijaypur area,” they added.

Bhat was currently living in Bhatindi area of Jammu and was reported missing by his family on Tuesday evening, officials said.

Preliminary investigation suggests the former government official had died after being hit by a speeding vehicle, they said.

A case has been registered and investigation is on to nab the culprits.

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