Pathanmathitta: 60-year-old Sashidharan of Shine Nivas in Muttathukonam was found dead at his field here on Friday.
The preliminary assumption is that he could have died as a result of sunstroke.
Sasidharan, who went to the field in the morning, was found dead around 10.30 am.Later, he was taken to Pathanamthitta general hospital.
Sashidharan's skin on his back had peeled off. Doctors said that the cause of death can be ascertained only after conducting post-mortem. The doctors suspect that he might gave got burnt after he fell down in the field following a cardiac arrest.
The body has been shifted to the Kottayam Medical College hospital. Sasidharan's eyes were donated.