A youth was found hanging from a tree under mysterious circumstances near Trinath Temple road at Baramunda in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. It is still unclear whether it is a murder or suicide case.
Locals spotted the body in the morning and informed the Khandagiri police. A police team then reached the spot with a scientific team and launched an investigation into the incident.
As per some locals, the youth was not a resident of Bhubaneswar. He came to the capital city from a different location and committed suicide.
Bhubaneswar has witnessed several suicide cases due to varied reasons in recent times. Curbing suicides seems to have become a challenge for the Commissionerate police.