Estranged man found hanging over suspected marital discord

Bolangir: A married man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his rented house in Rameshwaranagar of Bolangir district. The body of the deceased identified as Prahlad Mishra, was today recovered by police.

As per sources, irritated with the frequent family quarrels, his wife left him six months back and went to stay with her parents.

Following this, Mishra also left his home and stayed in a rented house in Rameshwaranagar.

However, three days back when his family members repeatedly tried to contact him over telephone, he did not receive. They continued to contact him again for three more days but no one received, sources said.

Friday morning, his neighbours found the body and immediately informed his family members and police following which police rushed to the spot and recovered his body.

“We are staying in different houses. We cannot say what actually has happened. He had disputes with his wife and she has been staying with her parents for the past six months. Their only child is staying with us. He had no enmity with anyone and we think he has committed suicide,” said Mishra’s father.

While Mishra’s family members suspect he committed suicide because of the discord with his wife, police have registered a case and initiated an investigation into the incident.

“We have registered a case of unnatural death. The body has been sent for post mortem. We can ascertain the reason of his death only after getting the report. Further investigation is on,” said Gokula Nanda Sahoo, Town PS IIC, Bhadrak.