Jeypore: An elderly man was found dead atop a hill under Jeypore Sadar police limits in Koraput district this morning.
The deceased was identified as Pitambar Beheruk, a resident of Jeypore. He was missing from his home since three days and his family had lodged a complaint in this regard at the police station.
The 68-year-old man is suspected to have been killed.
According to reports, the body was spotted by some locals of Parajaguda village who had been to a hill in the morning to collect leaves. The police reached spot on receiving information from the villagers and began a probe into the incident.
Sources said that the elderly man might have been killed.
However, the reason behind murder is yet to be ascertained.