Mystery shrouds woman’s death in Keonjhar, kin allege murder

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Keonjhar: Mystery shrouds the death of a married woman who was found hanging in her in-law’s house at Ambatailasahi under Telkoi block of Keonjhar district on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Jhunu Mahanta.

According to sources, Harishchandra, the deceased’s husband, found Jhunu’s body hanging in the house after he came back from the backyard. Later, the body was recovered with the help of the neighbours.

Though it is suspected to be a case of suicide, Jhunu’s parental family members have alleged that she has been murdered by her in-laws.

Reportedly, Telkoi police have reached the village and seized the body for post-mortem.

The actual reason behind the woman’s death will come to the fore after the post-mortem report arrives, a police official said.

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