Kendrapara: The body of an auto-rickshaw driver was recovered from near Balabhadrapur under Pattamundai police limits in Kendrapara district on Monday morning.
The deceased was identified as Rashmiranjan Das of Damarpur in the district. Das was missing since Sunday evening.
According to reports, some locals spotted Das lying in a pool of blood in a barren land near Balabhadrapur village and informed police.
Police rushed to the spot and sent Das’s body for post-mortem. Police also seized Das’s auto-rickshaw that was parked in the roadside near his body.
On the other hand, victim’s family is alleging that he was murdered by some assailants. Locals are suspecting that he was involved in some fighting in connection with his love relationship.
Further investigation is on.