Cuttack: The body of a youth was found lying near a temple at Panchupala village under Barang police limits in Cuttack district on Wednesday.
The identity of the deceased was yet to be ascertained.
According to sources, some locals spotted the body of the youth lying near the temple this morning and alerted the same to the police. On intimation, police reached the spot and seized the body for post-mortem.
While the exact cause behind the death of the youth is yet to be revealed, preliminary investigation suggests that some miscreants might have murdered the youth over some past enmity.
Police have registered a case and initiated a probe into the matter, added sources.