Bhubaneswar: A youth was reportedly burnt alive with a motorcycle under mysterious circumstances on Acharya Vihar flyover near Maharaja cinema hall in Odisha capital, late last night.
The identity of the deceased was yet to be established, till last reports came in.
As per eyewitnesses, they saw the youth lying on the two-wheeler in a burning state at around midnight. Though they tried to rescue him, the victim had already died with around 70 percent burn injuries.
On being informed, Saheed Nagar police rushed to the spot, recovered the charred body for post-mortem and initiated an investigation into the incident.
Cops were trying to ascertain the identity of the deceased on the basis of the registration number of the vehicle. They were also examining the footage of nearby CCTV cameras to find out the circumstances under which the incident took place.
It is being suspected that it was a pre-planned murder.