The blood-stained body of a 52-year-old man, with his skull crushed, was found in the forest near the Andheri Bridge in Kota on Thursday morning, police said.
The body was found in the R K Puram police station area. The victim’s mobile phone and spectacles were scattered nearby, they said.
A case of murder was lodged against unidentified accused and an investigation initiated in this connection, officials said.
The victim was identified as Ayub Khan, a resident of Bundi district, R K Puram police station Circle In-charge Rajendra Meena said, adding that the skull was crushed with a heavy stone.
Police have lodged a case under sections 302 and 201 of the IPC and efforts were on to trace the killer, he said.
The deceased used to work as a labour in the Dabi mining area and was living with his sister in Vigyan Nagar in Kota, Meena said.
A team from the Forensic Science Laboratory also visited the site to collect samples.