Man’s body found hanging in Mayurbhanj; murder suspected

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Mayurbhanj: The body of a man was found hanging from a canal-side tree at Dibyasingha village under Udala police limits in Mayurbhanj district early on Sunday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Niranjan Panda of Shalamunduli village.

According to sources, some locals spotted the body hanging from a tree this morning and informed the same to the local police.

Following intimation, Udala police rushed to the spot and recovered the body. The body was then sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.

While the reason behind the man’s death is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that he was murdered and later hanged to the tree to stage it as a suicide, sources in the police said.

Police have registered a case regarding the incident and an investigation into the same is underway, sources added.

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