Suspended constable found hanging from a tree

Baripada: A constable of Basanda police station in Baripada town of Mayurbhanj district allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Baisinga forest on Wednesday.

The deceased, identified as Ganeswar Marandi, was a resident of Badasahi Aguada village. He was reportedly suspended for dereliction of duty in May.

However, police are yet to ascertain the reason behind the extreme step.

Police have seized the body and sent for autopsy. “We will carry out further investigation on the basis of the post mortem report,” said a police official.