Puri: Tension ran high in Puri town this morning after locals spotted a body wrapped in a bed sheet in a drain near ITI College in Penthakata area under mysterious circumstances.
Identity of the youth is yet to be established but it is suspected that he has been murdered and the miscreants have dumped the body there.
Some commuters first spotted the pack floating in the drain in the morning and called up Sea Beach Police Station. Cops reached the spot and rushed the body for post-mortem after fishing it out from the nullah.
Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi and City DSP Prashant Patnaik rushed to the spot and started investigation.
From preliminary investigation it seems that the body has been dumped here after being brought from somewhere else, said a police official.
A towel was found near the deceased who was spotted with ligature mark on the neck suggesting at death due to asphyxiation. However, everything would come clear once the autopsy is completed, the official added.