A 50-year-old farmer was found dead on a paddy heap at a procurement centre in Kamareddy district, police said Thursday.
Prima facie it appeared that Gopal died of suspected sunstroke and was found dead by other farmers Wednesday morning on his farm produce, they said.
Gopal sold his farm produce in the market three days ago and was waiting for transportation to send the commodity to the buyer.
Under the blazing sun, he was guarding his paddy which was kept on the road.
He was sleeping on the paddy in the nights.
On Wednesday morning, members of his family arrived to the market and tried to awake up Gopal, but he had died in his sleep.
A case under Section 174 of IPC ( unnatural death) was registered and investigation is on, they added.