Vikash Sharma

With mystery surrounding the death of budding woman cricketer Rajashree Swain, the Commisionerate Police on Friday said that a detailed investigation will be conducted on the basis of a written complaint by the deceased’s family members.

Cuttack DCP, Pinak Mishra said as the woman cricketer Rajashree Swain’s body was found hanging at an isolated place inside Gurudijhatia forest, the concerned Gurudijhatia Police will register an unnatural death case and initiate the investigation. However, the Commissionerate Police will take up investigation if the family members level any allegations and file a written complaint.

According to Mishra, initially a man missing entry was registered by Mangalabag Police Station after the woman cricketer went untraceable post attending a selection camp on January 11.

“After the cricketer did not return home from the camp, Mangalabag Police had launched a search operation. Subsequently, an abandoned scooter was found at Gurudijhatia area yesterday and the body of the cricketer was recovered today,” said Mishra.

Rajashree hailed from Bhuagaon village under Ramchandi Police limits of Puri district.

Meanwhile, Rajashree Swain's father has levelled serious allegations of murder citing reports claiming some injury marks on her head and eye.

"My daughter was killed and hanged," the victim's father said. Rajashree’s sister also alleged that, “My sister was the best player and she was not picked in the final team after the 10-day selection camp.”

Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra, also said that Rajashree’s body will be sent for post-mortem and only after requisite medical experts’ opinion, the exact cause of death can be ascertained. (Reported by Debasish Mohanty)