Newly married couple found dead in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: A newly-wed couple was found dead in their house at Suan village under Basudevpur police limits in Bhadrak district on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Ranjan Malik and his wife Gitarani Malik.

Both Ranjan and Gitarani had tied the nuptial knot some six months back and their bodies were found hanging from wooden slab in the ceiling of their room today, sources said.

As the couple did not open the room till late in the morning, family members broke open the door with help of their neighbours. It is suspected that the couple committed suicide over some family feud.

“After having our dinner together last night, all the family members went to sleep in their respective rooms. As my son and his wife did not open the door today morning, we broke the door and found their bodies inside the room,” said deceased Ranjan’s mother, Bharati.

On getting information, police rushed to the spot and started investigation. As the exact reason behind the deaths is still not clear, a detailed investigation will be conducted in this regard, said a senior police official.