Two persons were detained as they were carrying the body of their friend, who died in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir after making a pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine, on a motorcycle to his Tarn Taran residence in Punjab without informing the authorities, a police official said today.
The body of the 20-year-old pilgrim, Balkar Singh, has been sent for post-mortem while his two friends have been detained for questioning, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ramban, Mohan Lal.
He said the family of the deceased was informed about the incident and they are reaching Ramban.
A motionless person in between a biker and a pillion rider at Nashri on Jammu-Srinagar national highway last evening raised the suspicion of police officials who stopped the motorcyclist for questioning, the official said.
"The person in the middle was found dead and immediately the body was shifted to district hospital Ramban. The motorcyclist and the other person were detained for questioning.