Pradeep Pattanayak

A Plus III girl student who had gone missing three days back was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Gangasagar in Bolangir’s Patnagarh on Sunday evening. 

The girl was found hanging from a tree on a farmland near Gangasagar village. She hailed from Dumberbahal under Deogaon police limits. She was a student of Patnagarh Jawaharlal College and staying in rented accommodation for the last two years. 

On being informed, police along with a scientific team reached the spot, recovered the body and sent it for post-mortem. They also seized a scooty and a handbag from the spot. 

While it is yet to be ascertained whether the case is a murder or suicide, the police have launched a detailed probe. 

“Our investigation has started. Now it is in its initial stage. Though the circumstances indicate that it is a suicidal hanging, we are investigating taking all possible angles into consideration,” said Patnagarh SDPO Jyotirmay Bhukta. 

“I can’t say anything about her death. Only a probe can unravel the mystery behind it,” said the deceased’s father, Jyotish Dandasena. 

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  • Karunakar Budek