Chef hangs self while on video call with ‘girlfriend’ in Odisha capital

Bhubaneswar: A chef reportedly hanged himself in his rented accommodation in Odisha capital here while making video call to a girl yesterday.

The deceased has been identified as Prabhupada Maharana (22) of Bhadrak district. He was working in a luxury hotel in Chandrasekharpur area of the city, sources said.

Prabhupada’s body was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his rented room at an apartment block at Damana yesterday morning, sources said.

Prabhupada reportedly made a video call to a girl, who is said to be his girlfriend, and threatened to end his life by hanging himself.

The girl immediately disconnected the call and alerted the hotel manager.

The hotel manager along with a few others rushed to the apartment but Prabhupada’s room was found locked inside.They somehow managed to open the window of the room and found the chef hanging from the ceiling fan, sources said.

The manager immediately informed the incident to police as well as the deceased chef’s family. The police reached the spot and sent the body for postmortem, sources added.

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