The deceased judge has been identified as Justice Subas Kumar Bihari.
Cuttack, Sept 2: A judge of special POCSO court in Cuttack was found dead at his official residence at CDA sector-9 here in Odisha on Friday.
The deceased judge has been identified as Justice Subash Kumar Bihari.
According to sources, the Judge was on leave for the last two days and scheduled to re-join work on Friday. However, he had once again applied for leave from work today.
The judge's wife and two daughters had gone to the local market. When they returned at 1 p.m., they found the main door locked. When they forced open the door, they found the judge hanging from a ceiling fan, sources said.
Police reached the spot and Bihari was first rushed to the nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead.
However, the exact reason for his death is yet to be revealed. Police have started an investigation over the incident.
Prima facie, it seems to be a case of death by suicide. There were ligature marks on his neck, which occur due to hanging, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Zone 3, Cuttack Tapas Chandra Pradhan, said.
There are also scratch marks on his body. Further investigation will be carried out to confirm the cause of death after the post-mortem, Pradhan said.