Tamil Nadu engineer, Gokulraj, 21, who was found dead on the rail tracks, was seen on CCTV footage retrieved by the police, being dragged away by a group of men while he was speaking to a girl in their town.
The victim’s family alleges he was kidnapped by Yuvaraj, a local leader, and killed over his relationship with the girl, who belongs to an upper caste family.
His family have refused to accept Gokulraj’s body unless the police change the case of suicide they filed earlier, to murder.
Police are looking for Yuvaraj who heads a fringe outfit and champions the cause of a backward caste community.
A case of kidnapping and suspicious death was registered after the police found a note in the engineer’s pocket that indicated a failed affair.