Phulbani: A 55-year old married woman identified as Rangabati Behera, wife of Narayan Behera, was found hanging from a custard apple tree at Sainipada sahi in Kandhamal district on Friday.
The woman’s body was spotted hanging by some passerby around 15 metres away from her house. However, her feet were touching the ground.
The family of the deceased alleged it to be a case of murder. They said, that Rangabati’s younger son was involved in a love affair with a girl from Ganjuguda village under Sadar police limits in the district. But the girl’s family was against the love affair.
Rangabati’s family claimed that she was murdered by the girl’s family members in order to take revenge.
On being informed, Phulbani town police rushed to the spot and sent the body to Kandhamal district headquarters hospital (DHH) for post-mortem.
An investigation into the incident is underway, said the police.