Former Bihar minister found dead in train in Uttar Pradesh

March 30th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, March 30 (IANS) Prabunath Singh, former Bihar state minister, was found dead Monday under mysterious circumstances in a train in Uttar Pradesh, railway officials said.
“Singh was found dead in the Vaishali Express at the Basti railway station in Uttar Pradesh,” Government Railway Police (GRP) inspector S.K. Rai told IANS by telephone from Basti.

Rai did not rule out the possibility of foul play behind the death, but said the exact cause behind it would need to be ascertained.

“We have sent the body for the post-mortem examination,” Rai said.

Singh, a leader of the Congress party and a former finance minister in the Jagannath Mishra ministry in the ’80s, was found dead on his berth.

The train was going to Bihar from Delhi, the police said.

Basti is some 300 km from Lucknow.

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