College student found dead in Dhenkanal forest; murder suspected

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Dhenkanal: A college student, who went missing two days ago, was found dead in the forest near the college in Dhenkanal district on Friday. The deceased, identified as Bidyadhar Pradhan was pursuing graduation at Siminai College.

According to sources, some locals spotted the body today morning and later informed the same to his family and police.

The deceased youth’s family members claimed that Bidyadhar was murdered because of an alleged love affair.

Later, police reached the spot and seized the body. The body has been sent for postmortem and an investigation into the incident is underway, the police said.

Though the actual reason behind the youth’s death is yet to be ascertained, prima facie investigation suggested it to be a case of murder, added the cops.

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