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Sharmili Mallick

Cuttack: A 40-year-old migrant worker who was lodged at a quarantine centre after his return from other state was found dead under mysterious circumstances outside the quarantine facility in Cuttack on Monday.

The body of the migrant worker, identified as Brajabandhu Rana, was found lying outside Krushnapur High School quarantine centre under Badamba police limits of Cuttack district today morning.

According to reports, Rana, who hailed from Krushnapur village, was staying at the quarantine centre since May 26 after returning from Mumbai. His body was found lying near the boundary wall of the quarantine centre.

The block officials and Badamba police visited the spot after getting information and further investigation into the matter is underway.

While pall of gloom descended over Krushnapur village following Rana’s death, the exact cause behind his death is yet to be ascertained.

Badamba Tehsildar said, "The body was found near the boundary wall. The post mortem report will establish the exact cause of death. He was suffering from chronic diabetes and had undergone heart surgery."

Following the death of Rana, the other inmates the quarantine centre staged a protest outside the centre alleging lack of basic facilities, added reports.

(Ramakanta Biswas)


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