Youth found dead on railway track; family alleges murder

Bhubaneswar: The body of a youth with his hands tied and legs severed was found on the railway tracks near Palaspalli area of Bhubaneswar today morning.

The deceased has been identified as Pravat Nayak, a resident of Cuttack. He was staying at his in-laws’ house in Punama Gate area. Pravat was working with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation as a contractual laborer for the past four years.

Family members of Pravat have alleged that he has been murdered and suspect the involvement of his in-laws. Interestingly, his wife and in-laws are absconding after the incident and their house was found locked.

“His in-laws have murdered him. He was staying here since the past 4 years and was a person of good nature with no enmity with anyone,” said Pravat’s mother.

Meanwhile, Government Railway Police have reached the spot and have sent the body for post mortem.