Elderly Couple Found Dead Near Pond In Balasore

Balasore: An elderly couple was found dead near a pond at Phulbani village in Bhogarai block in the district today.

The deceased persons were identified as Kahnu Mantal and his wife Shanti.

According to sources, the matter came to light after locals spotted the husband-wife duo lying near the pond this morning. They immediately alerted the police. Police along with a scientific team reached the spot and sealed the area.

While an investigation into the matter has been initiated, locals alleged that the duo might have committed suicide by consuming poison. The bodies have been seized and sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.