Body Found Perched Atop Tree In Jaipatna, Murder Suspected

07 October 2019


Jaipatna: Mystery shrouds the death of a woman in Guturu Nagafeni village under Jaipatna police limits in Odisha's Kalahandi district.

Fellow villagers on Monday discovered body of a woman identified as Kunti Rout(26) perched atop a tree hanging from a higher branch with her saree tied around her neck, reports said.

As per reports, Kunti had married Balaram Rout of Guturu Nagafeni village three years back. The couple has a three-year-old daughter.

Late in the evening on Sunday, Balaram had gone to buy balloons for their daughter from the fair that was being held in their village and Kunti was alone in the house.

On reaching home, Balaram found that Kunti was not at home. He along with other villagers and Kunti's brothers who had come to attend the fair searched for her the whole night but were unable to trace her. Later in the morning they found her perched atop a tree hanging from a higher branch.

However, deceased Kunti's family members considering the manner in which the body was found have alleged that his daughter has been murdered by her husband.

“We suspect her husband to have murdered her. Should we blame the villagers rather than her husband for the murder?” asked a family member of the deceased.

Jaipatna police have seized the deceased's body and are investigating the matter.