Dharmendra Sahu Death: Police Receive Post –Mortem Report, Question Kin


Bhubaneswar: The post mortem report of BJD Zilla Parishad member Dharmendra Sahu revealed that the leader died due to asphyxiation.

The body of Sahu has no injury marks, the report mentioned. It was a suicidal hanging which means asphyxiation occurred due to hanging, said Capital Hospital director. It is confirmed that it is case of suicide, he added.

The report further stated that it is an ante-mortem death case.

Hours after the report came, a six -member team of police reached his residence in Bhubaneswar. The police team comprising Additional DCP, IIC of Cyber police station questioned Dharmendra’s wife, cook and other relatives.

The Commissionerate Police on Saturday had seized two mobile phones Dharmendra Sahu. He had reportedly stored some videos in the mobile phones as he had mentioned regarding this on his social media post hours before taking the drastic step.

Sahu was found hanging in front of his house at Laxmi Vihar near Sisupalagarh on the outskirts of the city.

Sahu, who had posted some messages on social media regarding some videos in the mobile phones, had thrown the gadgets to a field before hanging self, police said.

Hours after recovering his body, police had traced the phones with the help of sniffer dogs. Sahu had written in his last message about the videos. He requested to bring the videos to public.

The scientific team seized the mobile phones and recovered the data.

The police found that he had switched off the phones before taking the extreme step.


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