Bhubaneswar: Mystery shrouded the death of a youth whose body was found hanging from a tree at Dakabangala Chhak in the State Capital of Odisha on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as a local resident Ajay Patra. The incident came to light when locals spotted the body in the afternoon and informed the local police.
Police have recovered the body of the youth and sent it for post-mortem.
Though the reason behind his death is yet to be ascertained, family members of the deceased suspected that he might have resorted to suicide out of frustration.
“Ajay’s cycle was stolen and he was visibly upset for quite a long time. He might have killed himself,” said the deceased’s brother.
While it is still not clear whether the victim died by suicide or somebody murdered him, the police have started an investigation into the case.