Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Body of a state-level female sportsperson was found hanging in her rented house in Bhubaneswar on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Sarojini Sundar. She was a state-level boxer and kho-kho player. She was a resident of Jagadalpur village under Delanga block in Puri district.

As per reports, Sarojini was working at a bike showroom at Cuttack Road in Bhubaneswar. Her body was found hanging in her rented house near Harihar Vidyapitha behind Bhubaneswar Court under mysterious circumstances on Monday.

However, it has not yet been ascertained whether it is a murder or suicide. Upon being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the body.

A case in this connection has been registered and the body has been sent to Capital Hospital for post-mortem. An investigation into the incident is currently underway. The house owner and local people are also being questioned by police regarding the incident, said sources.

 As per police sources, more information about the incident could be divulged after the post-mortem report comes out.

The family members of the deceased were informed and they have reached the spot. They are expressing doubt that Sarojhini has been murdered, said sources.