Berhampur: Mystery shrouded the death of an unknown youth whose body was recovered buried on a river bank near Pandiri village under K Nuagaon police limits in Ganjam district today.
The incident came to light after a group of locals came across the burial place on the banks of river Bahuda this morning called up police smelling something fishy in the matter.
Police along with scientific team carried out an excavation at the spot and recovered the body in a decomposed state.
While the body has been sent for autopsy to a nearby hospital and report is awaited locals have claimed it to be a case of murder. Miscreants might have killed the victim somewhere else and buried the body after transporting here to destroy evidence, they apprehended.