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Ramakanta Biswas

Bhawanipatna: Five days after the General Manager of Upper Indravati Hydro Electric Project (UIHEP), Narayan Prasad Meher, went missing under mysterious circumstances in Kalahandi district, his decomposed body was found on Sunday.

Meher, who was working at UIHEP under Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC) Ltd at Mukhiguda in Kalahandi district, was missing since December 17. His body was found near a cellphone tower in Mukhiguda area today.

According to sources, due to a foul smell near a mobile phone tower, some locals went near the spot and found the body of Meher lying there. Some of them who knew Meher, confirmed that the body belonged to him and contacted the police. Later, a team of police rushed to the spot and recovered the body.

Further investigation into the case is underway. The post-mortem of the body will be conducted tomorrow, the police said.

As per reports, Meher had gone to his office in Mukhiguda on December 17 but didn’t return home following which his wife Surekha Meher had lodged a complaint at Jaipatna Police station in this regard.

Meher’s wife had earlier denied any family dispute behind his sudden disappearance while the Unit Head of UIHEP, Ashish Kumar Mohanty too had refuted any professional dispute in his office.

Yesterday, the family members of Meher had met Kalahandi Superintendent of Police (SP) and requested him to speed up the investigation to trace him.

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