Bhadrak: The body of a college girl was found hanging inside a private ladies hostel at Jagannathpur under Bhadrak Town Police Station in the district on Monday night.
The deceased identified as Pooja Mallick, daughter of Keshab Mallick of Haripur village under Sahada panchayat of the district, was a Plus-II 2nd-year student of Bhadrak Women’s College and was staying at the hostel for the last month.
At around 11 PM on Monday night, Keshab received a call from the hostel that Pooja has committed suicide. He rushed to the hostel and found her dead.
Subsequently, he lodged a written complaint at the Town Police Station alleging Pooja has been forced to commit suicide. Following the complaint, police and scientists reached the spot and sent the body for post-mortem.
Keshab has also alleged that a boy named Chiku Mallick of Kasimpur village claimed of being in love with her and has also threatened him many times over the phone. However, the exact reason and circumstances behind Pooja’s death are yet to be ascertained.