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Odisha: Body found hanging in minister quarters

PTI  Bhubaneswar, July 27, 2014
First Published: 20:58 IST(27/7/2014) | Last Updated: 21:02 IST(27/7/2014)

Body of a man was on Sunday found hanging from a tree in the premises of the government quarters allotted to senior BJD leader and former Odisha Minister Pramila Mallik, police said.

The deceased, identified as Surendra Routray (35) of Binjharpur area in Jajpur district was found hanging from a tree inside the compound of the quarters, Inspector In-Charge of Capital Police Station, Manas Gadnayak said.

The body has been sent for post-mortem and a case of unnatural death registered by police, he said, adding investigation was in progress.

Mallik, who is the MLA from Binjharpur, said Routray happened to be a BJD worker and he used to visit her official quarters often - once in 4-5 days.

Unable to guess the reason behind the incident, Mallik said Routray had never mentioned about any problem.

Police personnel visited the site after being informed by the staff working at the quarters and sent the body to the hospital for post-mortem, police said.

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