RBI GM found hanging in hotel room in Odisha; probe begins

Jajpur: Mystery shrouded the death of a General Manger of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) who was found hanging from the ceiling of a hotel room in Chandikhol of Jajpur district this morning.

The deceased identified as Asish Ranjan Samal(52) was working as the GM in RBI Guwahati Branch in Assam. He had come to his native village Naraharipur to meet his mother on  October 24. Thereafter, he went to Bhubaneswar to meet his wife, a doctor at KIIMS, and son , who is studying in Plus Two.

Later on the same day, Asish went to Chandikhol and booked a room in Hotel Mid East for himself only. Today morning, when the hotel staff knocked at the door of the room, he  did not answer. When he did not open the door till late, the hotel staff called up police . The Badachana police reached the spot, broke open the door and found him hanging from the ceiling. The cops later sent the body to hospital for post-mortem and began a probe into the incident.

Though the exact reason behind his death is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the banker took the extreme step due to family dispute.


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