Pattamundai: The body of a young girl was found hanging from a tree near a bamboo bush at Kadalibana village under Pattamundai police limits in Kendrapara district on Sunday.
The girl was working as an anganwadi worker. There were injuries marks on her hands, sources said.
Meanwhile, the family members of the deceased alleged that she was murdered by her lover who subsequently hanged the body to represent it to be a suicide. They lodged a complaint with Pattmundai police station against the accused.
Acting on the complaint, the police visited the spot and sent the body for post-mortem to ascertain the real cause of the death.