Bhubaneswar girl hangs self in Puri lodge, body recovered

Puri: A 22-year-old girl died by suicide yesterday and her body was spotted today while hanging inside a room of HR Lodge in Badasankha locality under Kumbharapada police limits of Puri town.

The deceased was identified as Payal Mohanty, who belonged to Ganga Nagar of Bhubaneswar.

According to police sources, Payal had come to Puri town yesterday without informing anything to her family. Later, she booked a room for her in the lodge and paid an advance of Rs 500.

As the girl did not return home on the intervening night, her family members initiated frantic search at all probable locations to trace her out, but to no avail. Subsequently, they lodged an FIR with Capital police, following which they were informed about the mishap by police today morning.

On the other hand, acting on FIR lodged by the hospitality facility’s manager, Kumbharapada police and scientific team including Magistrate reached the spot and launched a probe in this connection.

Local police recovered a suicide note purportedly written by the girl and also quizzed her family.

A detailed probe is underway, a senior official in Kumbharapada police station said.

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