01 January 2020
Angul: Body of an advocate was found from the premises of the District Court in Angul on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Pratap Patnaik of Odapada village in Dhenkanal district.
Pratap, a lawyer from Dhenkanal Bar Association had been reportedly working at the District Court in Angul for the last few days. He used to sleep in a room at the court premises.
Last night also, he had slept there, however, his body was found from the court verandah today morning. On getting information, police reached the spot and sent his body for post-mortem.
As per sources, Pratap was suffering from cancer. It is suspected that the disease may be the reason behind his death.