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Berhampur: A woman agriculture officer was found hanging in her rented house at Sadananda Bihar in Odisha's Berhampur town here today, police said.

The deceased was identified as 24-year-old Amrita Majhi, Assistant Agriculture Officer (AAO) in Rangeilunda block.

Police recovered the body of Majhi, who was not married, as it was hanging from the ceiling of toilet of the house by breaking the door.

Police also seized her mobile phone set, a diary and a novel from her room.

The reason behind her step was yet to be known, police said.

Majhi, hailing from Bhubaneswar and daughter of a retired bank officer D N Majhi, was working in Rangeilunda block since 2013.

Her mother and brother reached here after being informed about the incident.

She was alright. But we don t know why she had taken such step said her mother.

She used to come office usually and returned home early, Agriculture Officer, Rangeilunda block, Surendra Nath Das said.

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