Bhubaneswar: Mancheswar police on Monday recovered the body of a man packed in a gunny bag in Gangua drain here.
The deceased was identified as Rajesh Bhadra. He was a vegetable vendor in the city, sources said.
The matter came to light after some locals who spotted the sack floating in the drain with foul smell, contacted the police about the matter.
On getting information, the police along with the fire service personnel reached the spot and recovered the body packed in gunny sack.The body was seized for post-mortem.
According to sources, Bhadra had been missing since last five days. Following which, his family members had lodged a complaint with Mancheswar police in this regard.
Further investigation into the matter is on to ascertain the exact cause of the death of the person.