Migrant worker in Odisha hangs self near quarantine centre

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Baripada (Odisha), May 15 (PTI) A migrant worker, who was lodged at a quarantine centre in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district following his return from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, allegedly committed suicide on Friday outside the facility, police said.

Surendra Behera (38), a resident of Raikama village in the district, was found hanging from a tree with a lungi around his neck near the isolation centre in Baisinga police station area, Inspector In-Charge (IIC) Laxmidhar Swain said.

Prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide, Swain said.

The 38-year-old had returned from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh along with wife six days ago. Both of them were placed under quarantine, Swain said.

A case of unnatural death has been registered in this connection, the IIC said, adding that the body has been sent for post-mortem to PRM Medical College and Hospital in Baripada. PTI COR SKN RMS RMS