A 26-year-old man was found dead next to his bike in Vakola on Sunday evening.
According to the Vakola police, an autorickshaw driver spotted the victim, Ritwij Dilip Kumar Pandey, lying next to his motorbike, motionless.
An officer said they received a call from the auto driver around 4:45pm. “He found the body close to the area where Metro work was going on.”
Kailashchandra Avhad, senior inspector, said the victim was taken to the hospital, where he was declared dead. “We are investigating the case from all angles. We found injury marks on the body, which could have been inflicted in an accident or due to some other reason,” he said, adding that the post-mortem reports are required to ascertain the cause of death.
According to officers, Pandey, who hails from Delhi and works at a firm in Ghodbunder Road, Thane, is the relative of a senior Indian Police Services (IPS) officer of another state.
His family has been informed, said another officer.
The spot where the body was found is not covered by Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras and no one at the spot saw what led to the death of the youth, said officers.
Police said they are checking CCTV cameras near the spot to find if there was any speeding car near the spot. They said the exact time of death has not been ascertained yet and that they are also looking for witnesses.