Missing man’s body recovered from Salunki river, kin cry foul


Kandhamal: The body of a man who went missing a couple of days back was recovered from Salunki river near Dami village under Phulbani town police limits in Kandhamal district on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as Rajiv Lochan Behera who hailed from Bilupada village.

According to sources, Rajiv was living in his in-law’s house for many days and gone missing some days ago. Despite a frantic search, the family members could not trace him.

Today morning some locals spotted his body floating in Salunki river and alerted the police. Meanwhile, Rajiv’s brother Prakash Behera lodged a complaint with the police alleging that he was murdered.

Based on the complaint, the police registered a case and launched a probe. The exact cause behind Rajiv’s death will be ascertained after the post-mortem report arrives, sources in the police said.

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