Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 7:
The identity of the youth found hanging from a guava tree in the campus of the official quarters of an OAS officer in the Unit VI area of the Odisha capital on Wednesday last has been ascertained.
The deceased youth has been identified as L Poumai, a native of Khabung Karong village in Senapati district in Manipur.
His brother and some family members reached here today and visited the mortuary at the Capital Hospital. The family members accompanied by a photographer examined the body and recorded the entire process on camera after speaking to the police.
According to his brother who has come from Bengaluru, Poumai was on his way from Manipur to meet him at Bengaluru. He claimed of Poumai having told him over the mobile phone that some people in the train had threatened him somewhere near Vizag. He added that after the incident his brother’s phone had got switched off.
However, Poumai’s family members are at their wits ends on how he reached Bhubaneswar instead of Bengaluru.
Further, what has baffled them more is that Poumai, who was brought to the Capital Hospital in an ambulance and admitted there, managed to give a slip and his body was found hanging from a tree inside the campus of the official quarters of an OAS officer Arunanchal Dash in Unit VI area.
“Post-mortem report indicates more towards suicide. The case is still open. We are investigating into other angles also,” said Satyabrata Bhoi, DCP Bhubaneswar.