Khurda: A newly-wed couple was found hanging at Khasamal village near Jatani in Khurda district yesterday evening.
The deceased have been identified as Asish Kumar Swain and his wife Mita Barik. Police have also recovered a suicide note from the spot.
According to Mita’s suicide note, the couple had a minor scuffle as Mita was checking Asish’s mobile yesterday evening. Irate over the issue, Asish beat Mita following which she sustained injury on her head.
Later, Mita called her family members over phone and informed about the matter, after which Asish locked his room and hanged himself from the ceiling fan. When Mita found her husband hanging from the fan, she also took the extreme step by hanging herself in another room.
Though exact reason for the death of the couple is yet to be ascertained, police has begun probe into the incident.
Meanwhile, the bodies have been recovered and sent for post-mortem.