BJD Zilla Parishad member’s post-mortem report reveals cause of death

Bhubaneswar: Amid allegations by opposition parties targeting Odisha Minister Samir Ranjan Dash following ‘suicide’ of Zilla Parishad member Dharmendra Sahoo, the post-mortem report revealed the cause of his death.

As per the report, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Zilla Parishad member died due to asphyxiation.

“According to doctor who conducted the post-mortem, it was antemortem hanging. The death was due to asphyxiation and venous congestion and there was no injury mark on the body,” said Capital Hospital Director Dr. Laxmidhar Sahoo.

Dharmendra Sahoo, the Zilla Parishad Member of Zone No.11 in Puri district, was found hanging at entrance of his house at Sishupalgarh area in Bhubaneswar on Saturday morning.

Hours before his death, the BJD leader had shared a cryptic post on social media. However, the post was later found missing on his profile page.

It is suspected that Sahoo was in immense mental stress over ‘false’ reports published in a local media. He made it clear in a recently shot video message.

However, opposition parties dragged Samir Dash’s name alleging that the minister was behind death of the BJD leader.

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