Half-burnt body of youth found in Puri

Puri: Half-burnt body of a youth was found in front of Police High School under Khumbharapada police limits of Puri district today. The identity of the deceased has not been established yet.

According to sources, the body of the youth was spotted by local residents who subsequently informed Khumbharapada police. However, it is not yet clear whether the youth committed suicide or someone else murdered him and dumped the body at the spot, sources added.

“We found a wooden box nearby and could smell kerosene,” said Girish Pradhan, a local resident.

Abhimanyu Swain, IIC, Khumbharapada Police Station said “The burnt body of an unknown person has been recovered. We have launched an investigation.”