Lanka: A body of a man was recovered under mysterious circumstances near Lanka Railway Station in the morning hours on Tuesday.
The body of the person was identified as Gopal Mandal (45).
Family members of the deceased claimed that Gopal Mandal was missing for the last two days, but failed to trace his whereabouts.
Meanwhile, the recovery of the body had triggered sensation in the area.
Following the incident, police reached the spot and conducted an investigation in connection to the incident.
The body of the deceased has been sent for post mortem.
It may be mentioned that the exact cause of the deadly incident has not been ascertained yet.
Further police investigation is on.
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The headless body of a woman discovered at the steps leading to the Joy Durga mandir atop Nilachal hills has created a furor in the area with residents suspecting human sacrifice. Besides the body, an earthen diya and pot, a sindoor, flowers and a pair of sandals suspected to be of the woman, was discovered near the scene. These evidences have led police to suspect that it is related to superstitious rituals and could be an incident of human sacrifice. The police have searched the Bhootnath crematory grounds, Navagraha and Pandu port for the missing head but was not able to locate it.
The Kamakhya Devalaya Doloi Samaj, however, was of the opinion that the incident has been staged as a human sacrifice but is in truth, the act of miscreants who are trying to divert the route of an investigation carried out by the police. “We have never seen any female sacrifice in the area. Even our animal sacrifices are all male and this leads us to believe that the incident is in truth, possible acts of miscreants”, a member of the Samaj speculated.