Bhubaneswar: A youth was found dead under mysterious circumstances on the Kushabhadra river bed near Gadakhuntuni in Balianta area of Bhubaneswar today.
According to sources, the deceased has been identified as Chinmaya Gocchayat, a youth from Jagatsinghpur district who was working as a cab driver for one Ratikanta Maharana of Bhubaneswar.
After getting information, police reached the spot and recovered the body.
According to sources, a bottle of poison was recovered from one hand of the deceased while cut marks were found on his other hand. Moreover, earphones were also found plugged in his ears.
After an on-the-spot probe by a scientific team, DCP Anup Sahu said that it might be a case where the person was talking to someone while committing suicide. Everything will be clear after a detailed investigation, he added.
Sources said Chinmaya might have resorted to the extreme step due to mental stress over ongoing family dispute over his love marriage.
"On Monday, he went to Odagaon, but after returning in the evening he did not contact me. I tried to search him by tracing his location but did not found him. He never kept anything hidden from me and stated that he had some family problems due to his love marriage," employer of the deceased, Ratikanta said.