The Ramamurthynagar police recovered the body of a 38-year-old Nigerian national from the canal attached to Kalkere lake on Tuesday afternoon.
The Deceased identified as Peter Ofor,38, resident of Banjara Layout and was into selling readymade garments.
In a complaint filed by the association, Peter was last seen moving on his bike near a playground. Some people reportedly came to catch him and he escaped.
Later in the afternoon, passers-by found the body floating in the canal attached to the lake and informed the police.
The police rushed to the spot and with the help of fire and emergency service personnel rescued him but by then he was dead.
The initial probe revealed that there were no external injuries on the body. The police have shifted the body for the post-mortem and awaiting a report to ascertain the cause of death.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian union in the city cried foul and demanded a detailed probe for the death.
The Association said that there was CCTV footage from in and around the recording the movement of Peter and others, which can throw light on the people who are behind the death of Peter.
The Ramamurthynagar police have taken up a case of unnatural death and are investigating. We are yet to recover his travel documents since his house was locked a Senior officer said.