Girl Found Hanging In Hostel Balcony In Cuttack


Cuttack: Body of a girl was found hanging from the ceiling of a private girl’s hostel balcony near Mission Road in  Cuttack district on Saturday. 

 The deceased has been identified as Arpita Rout, a native of Patkura village in Kendrapara district.

Reports said Arpita was a Plus II second-year student of Emarti Devi Women’s College in Cuttack. She was staying at the hostel for the last three months.

According to sources, while Arpita was studying with her inmates in the hostel late night on Saturday, she received a phone call and went to the balcony to attend the call.

As she did not return to the room for a long time, one of her inmates went to the balcony to call her. She found Arpita was hanging on a hook in the balcony, added sources. 

Immediately she informed about the same to the hostel warden. Later, the college authorities informed about the matter to Cantonment police and Arpita’s family members.   

 Police reached the spot and sent the body for post-mortem. Besides, police also seized Arpita’s mobile phone to get the Call details report (CDR).  

Though the exact reason behind the death is still unknown, Arpita’s inmates stated that she was in trauma for the last few days.  

Meanwhile, police have registered a case and initiated a probe into the matter. 

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