Sambalpur: Police on Friday recovered the body a woman from a locked house in Modipada area under Town police limits in Sambalpur.
According to sources, the house was locked since the last two days and locals assumed that the occupants of the house i.e. a couple and their child might have gone somewhere.
However, neighbours smelled foul odour emanating from the house last night and immediately alerted the cops.
Local police reached the spot but refrained from opening the door as it was late.
Later today, the police team in the presence of the magistrate broke open the doors of the locked house and seized the body of the woman. A forensic team also reached the spot to initiate an investigation.
While the body has been sent for post-mortem, the exact circumstances that led to the death of the woman will be ascertained after the autopsy, sources said.