Sanjeev Kumar Pradhan

Jajpur: Tension ran high in Jenapur area of the district today following suspicious death of a youth.

As per reports the deceased identified as Deepak Dalei of Sorei village under Jenapur police limits went missing after going out with his two friends on October 3. His body was later recovered from roadside near Panikoili under mysterious circumstances yesterday.

During preliminary investigation by police, Deepak's friends clarified that he had died due to a road accident but the family members of the deceased have cried foul over his death.

Demanding a detailed probe over the suspicious death of Deepak, the family members along with the villagers staged a road blockade by placing the dead body near Dalagaon on National Highway-53. As a result, hundreds of vehicles were stranded on both sides of the road.

On receiving information, Additional SP along with SDPO, IIC and Additional Tehsildar reached the spot and held discussions with the agitating locals. The road blockade was later removed after assurance from police.

Meanwhile, police sources said, the exact cause behind the death can be ascertained after receiving the post mortem report. Investigation is underway and the culprits will be nabbed soon, said a police official.