Lucknow: Son of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Chairman Ramesh Yadav was found dead at his residence in Hazratganj earlier today under mysterious circumstances, police said. The police have begun their investigation in the case.

The police said that the body of 22-year-old Abhijeet Yadav was found at his Darul Shafa residence by his family members who later informed the police.

“As of now it seems to be an unnatural death…,” a Lucknow Police official was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. The post-mortem report of Yadav said that he died due to “ante-mortem strangulation”.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the death and prayed for the departed.