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Vikash Sharma

Mystery shrouds the death of a youth, whose charred body was recovered from Acharyavihar flyover in Bhubaneswar last night. The deceased has been identified as Ambika Prasad Pati, a native from Jagatsinghpur district.

Pati was burnt alive along with his motorcycle under mysterious circumstances. It is still unclear whether Pati’s death occurred due to accident or it is a murder.

As per initial reports, Pati was staying in a rented accommodation at Kesura and was returning after attending a function at Chandrasekharpur.

The entire incident is saddled in controversy as there was another accident on the opposite side of the flyover where Pati’s bike was found. At least three persons including a minor boy suffered injuries after a speeding Hyva truck hit the Tata ACE vehicle they were travelling in.

“I don’t know what has happened to my son. How he and his bike caught fire, we have no information. My son always used to speak with his mother and recently he had visited our home to attend a function,” said deceased youth’s father.

One of the colleague said, “ Ambika Pati was a good person and we are completely shocked over his death. Being in pharma sector, we used to return late night after work. He also did not had any bad habit or company.”

Bhubaneswar DCP, Prateek Singh said, “Sahidnagar police got information that a person travelling on a bike got charred after the vehicle caught fire. PCR staff immediately rushed to the spot and fire tenders were also intimated.”

According to Singh, an unnatural death case has been registered and we have asked motor vehicles inspector to ascertain under which circumstances the bike caught fire.

“It appears to be an accidental firing on bike. However, we will carryout necessary action as per the findings of the investigation,” Singh added.

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