Plus II student found hanging; foul play suspected


Khurda: A Plus two student was found hanging in the premises of his house at Parichhal village under Begunia police limits in Khurda district on Friday. The deceased, Saroj Kumar Sahoo, 16, was a student of Deuli College of Solagada block in the district.

According to sources, Saroj used to stay with his parents in Bhubaneswar and was on a visit to his village on the occasion of Ganesh Puja on Thursday.

Reportedly, the villagers found Saroj’s body hanging from the ceiling fan in his house on Friday morning following which they informed the police. Begunia police immediately reached the spot and sent the body for postmortem.

Though the actual reason behind the death of the youth is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the boy has been killed. However, the preliminary investigation claims that Saroj might have been killed because of an alleged love affair, said the police.

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