Dhenkanal: The body of a youth was found hanging inside a temple at Chhitalpur under Rasol police station limits in Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Niranjan Sahu (35) of Nuapatana village under Hindol block.
It is reported that Niranjan committed suicide hanging himself from the bell of the Jaleswar Mahadev temple last night allegedly due to unfulfillment of his wishes.
Sahu had been lying prostrate before the idols of the deities at the temple for the last 21 days praying for recovery from depression and illness, said a villager.
The temple priest spotted the body when he entered the premises in the morning and informed the villagers. A team of Rasol police arrived at the spot after being informed by the villagers and sent the body for post-mortem.
We have launched probe into the incident on the basis of the statements of locals. The exact reason of death can only be ascertained after receiving the autopsy report.