The deceased has been identified as Hari Rana, a resident of Badakarlakot area.
As per the report, some villagers who were out of their homes in some work in the morning came across Hari’s body and rang up local police.
Jayapatna Police rushed to the spot and sent the body for autopsy after carrying out preliminary investigation.
While prima facie it seems Hari has committed suicide, police are awaiting the post mortem report to ascertain the cause of death.
The villagers by suspecting a foul play in the case have claimed that some miscreants have killed Hari and later hanged his body from the tree to mislead police.