Mrunal Manmay Dash

The body of an Assistant Executive Engineer of the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), Phulbani was found hanging in his official quarters at Nadikhandisahi in Phulbani on Saturday.

The deceased engineer, Tusharendra Nayak, had joined duty on Friday after returning from a 20-day leave.

Nayak was scheduled to leave for a field visit with a colleague today. But when his colleague’s phone calls went unanswered, he came to Nayak’s quarters to take him to the field and found him hanging from the ceiling.

While the exact reason for his death is yet to be determined, it is suspected that he ended his life by hanging from the ceiling fan.

As per the sources, Nayak was good at his work and never neglected his duties. However, he had started to take leaves since the last few months due to health problems.

Following his death, Phulbani Town police reached his quarters, sent the body for autopsy and launched a probe into this connection.

Nayak is a native of Mayurbhanj. However, his family resides in Bhubaneswar.

Recently, the body of a Junior Engineer (JE) working in the Water Resources Department, Pradeep Kumar Ghosh was found hanging in his government quarters at Boudh on Wednesday evening in a similar fashion.

  • Reported by:
  • Trinath Sahoo