Youth’s body recovered near tree; family alleges murder


Bolangir: A lifeless body of a youth was spotted near a tree on Bhalumunda-Belapada road in Bolangir district.

The deceased was identified as Gandapati Bachha of Ganjabahala village.

According to sources, Gandapati left his home yesterday stating that he was going to attend a feast and rode someone else’s bike.

While he did not return last night, passersby spotted his dead body on Bhalumunda-Belapada road and immediately alerted the police.

Police reached the s[pot and initiated a probe into the incident. Meanwhile, Gandapati’s family members levelled murder allegations stating that the body bore injury marks and Gandapati lost a lot of blood. Besides, the motorcycle was also nearly 50mt away from the bike. As per allegations, miscreants murdered Gandapati and tried to portray the incident as an accident, sources said.

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