Rashmi Ranjan

An Assistant Sub Inspector was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Ashok Pradhan, an Assistant Sub Inspector posted at Baranga Police Station.

As per initial reports, the body of Pradhan was recovered from his residence at Padasahi near Nandankanan Zoological Park.

His body was found in a hanging state, sources said.

The exact reason behind Pradhan’s death is unclear. Senior police officials have reached the spot and further investigation in connection with the incident is underway.

Meanwhile, police have sent the body to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack for post-mortem.

Sources in police said Pradhan was on duty yesterday and left for home at around 10.30 pm. He has an altercation with his wife and he might have taken the extreme step after the feud. But the exact reason behind the death can be ascertained only after the completion of the probe.