Kottayam: A 62-year-old retired policeman was found dead with stab injuries near here on Sunday morning, police said.
Retired Additional Sub Inspector C R Sasidharan was found lying in a pool of blood in Mudiyoorkkara area on Gandhinagar-Medical college road at around 6am by the pedestrians, they said.
Police suspect the death of Sasidharan to be a case of murder.
Sasidharan was allegedly hacked to death when he had gone for a morning walk at 5am.
There were injury marks on the backside of his head and left hand, they added.
He is survived by wife and two children.
An investigation has been launched into the incident, police said.
(With inputs from PTI)