Odisha: Body Of Missing Nurse Found Stuffed In Sack On River Bed

Jagatsinghpur: The body of a 23-year-old nurse who has been missing since September 8 was found on Biluakhai river bed near Nuapari area in Jagatsinghpur district today.

Police said that the decomposed body of Niharika Patra, a native of Bhingarpur village of Khurda district was found packed in a sack. “Locals spotted the body stuffed in a sack this morning and informed us. Later her family members identified the body,” said a police official.

Further investigation revealed that the deceased was working with a Cuttack based private nursing home. “She was found absent from her duty from September 8 and her mobile remained switched off. Later her family members had lodged a missing complaint with the Madhupatna police station in Cuttack,” added the police official.

The family members of the deceased alleged that she was murdered by her male friend. Police have sent the body for postmortem to ascertain the cause of death.

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