Seraikela, Dec 18: The recovery of body of a youth hanging from a tree with knees touching the ground near Girls Primary School in Changua village under Rajnagar thana in Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Friday has led to suspicion amongst locals, whether it is a case of suicide or murder.
Rajnagar police after a lot of efforts managed to identify the body as that of Raju Gope (30) a resident of Gutusai in Seraikela after which the relatives of the youth were informed. The deceased youth’s wife informed police that her husband was suffering from a mental problem and had fled from the house on an earlier occasion too.
Locals claim that the youth was staying for the last one month with his sister-in-law, Parvati Devi at Budhisiring village in Rajnagar. The sister-in-law also informed police that on Thursday night, Raju Gope had come out of the house and did not return.
Police have lodged a case of unnatural death based on the statement of the wife of the deceased youth and have sent the body for post mortem at Seraikela Sadar Hospital.
Locals claim that Raju did not have a child despite seven years of marriage.