The body of a 20-year-old nephew of former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati was found on the railway track in Kharauna village in this Uttar Pradesh district on Friday morning, the police said.
The body of Shubham (20), who had gone out of his house on Thursday evening, was found on the railway track, Amethi Station House Officer (SHO) Shyam Sunder said.
The head was severed from the body, he said, adding that the matter concerns the Government Railway Police (GRP) and investigations are on.
The son of Mr Prajapati’s younger brother Jagdish Prasad Prajapati, Shubham was a resident of Parsava village in Amethi.
Gayatri Prasad Prajapati was a minister in the Samajwadi Party (SP) government and is presently in jail.