Youth's Body Found In OAS Quarters: Manipur Police Arrives In Capital

Bhubaneswar; Dec.10: A special team of Manipur Police today arrived in Odisha capital to probe the death of a youth from the north eastern state who was found hanging from a tree in the official quarters of an OAS officer here on December 2.

The three-member team led by SDPO of Imphal West district Ghanashyam Sharma is scheduled to meet the investigators, the family of the deceased and officials of Commissionerate Police.

Notably, the body of the youth, identified as L Poumai, 23, was found hanging from a tree at OAS officer Arunachal Das's residence in Unit-VI of the city. Based on prima facie evidence, police had said it was a case of suicide and informed his family.

But his family members, after reaching Bhubaneswar, alleged that their son was murdered and lodged a complaint at Capital Police station.

The brother of P Poumai, who works in a BPO in Bangalore, had told media persons at Capital Hospital that, "We strongly suspect foul play behind my younger brother's death. On November 29, he had boarded the Dibrugarh-Bengaluru Express from Dimapur. He was travelling to Bangalore to meet me. Around 4.42 pm, he called me up and said some youths had harassed him on the train. He was very frightened and said the youths had threatened him to kill him. His phone was switched off after that."

The top officials would re-investigate into the matter and find out under what circumstances the youth died.

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