The deceased have been identified as Debi Prasad Jena, son of Prasanna Jena, of Akasudha village and his aunt Lipsa Jena.
According to reports, Debi Prasad allegedly attacked Lipsa on her head with an axe near their house at around 10 am in the village. His aunt reportedly died on the spot.
After killing his aunt, Debi Prasad allegedly ended his own life by hanging himself with a rope tied around his neck from a tree near the village.
Sources said that there was a bitter family conflict over land dispute for a long period of time.
Soon after the incident, the family members of Debi Prasad reportedly went missing.
On being informed, police reached the village and seized both the bodies for autopsy.
“We have seized both the bodies for autopsy. The cause of their deaths will be ascertained after post-mortem report. Further investigation is underway,” a police officer said.