Baripada: In a suspected case of suicide, a young couple was found hanging from a tree around 1 km away from Dhanasola village under Rasgovindpur police limits here in Mayurbhanj district on Friday.
Locals found the duo hanging with the help of a stole and towel before informing the police.
According to reports, both aged between 20 and 30 years belong to nearby Darakoli and Kantabani villages.
Though the exact reason behind their death has not yet been known, police suspect it as a case of suicide and fallout of failed love affair.
Unaware about the incident, family members of both the deceased have been informed.
Police have roped in a scientific team from Baripada for investigation into the incident.
It is suspected that the couple had offered prayers to God before taking the drastic step as a photo of Hindu gods was found near the place.
Cops reached the spot and brought down the bodies before sending them for autopsy.
Police have questioned the relatives of the deceased duo to elicit more details. Further investigation is on, police said.
Locals suspect that both might have been in love and decided to end life due to disapproval of families to their relationship.