Even after more than 24 hours have elapsed, the Commissionerate Police is clueless about the identity of the dead body of a youth who was found partially buried in the sands on Kuakhai River bank on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Thursday evening.
The corpse was recovered by the police in the presence of magistrate following a 3-D scanning of the dead body and later sent to AIIMS Bhubaneswar for post-mortem. Sources said, though the autopsy of the body has been conducted, the reports are yet to come.
However, preliminary investigation by the doctors revealed that the height of the youth is somewhere around 5.8 feet and he had an average weight.
“Though the post-mortem reports are yet to come, the investigating team has discussed with the doctors who conducted the autopsy. Preliminary findings revealed the youth was between 18 and 25 years of age and he weighed around 46 kg. The doctors are yet to ascertain the exact cause of his death. His viscera has been preserved and will be sent to State Forensic Science Laboratory for examination,” informed Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash.
Sachidananda Mohanty, Medical Superintendent of AIIMS Bhubaneswar said, “The autopsy has been done and the reports will be handed over to the police soon. His viscera and other tissues have been preserved for examination. The exact cause of the death of the youth will be known soon."
Police said as many as 40 missing cases have been filed at several police stations in the State Capital city in the last one week. However, no missing case of any youth between the age group of 18 to 25 years has been reported at any police station.
Meanwhile, police have issued posters of the face of the youth and other items recovered from the crime scene like- shirt, trouser, half pant, gold earring and slippers for the identification of the deceased.