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Maharashtra: Man's body found hanging from tree in Palghar, kin seek probe

11:15 AM Sep 08, 2021 | PTI

Palghar: The body of a 20-year-old man was found hanging from a tree in Maharashtra's Palghar district, following which his family members demanded a probe into his death, police said on Wednesday.

Some people on Tuesday spotted the body of Rajesh Singh, a daily wager and habitual drinker, hanging from a small tree along a creek in Naigaon area and alerted the police, an official from Naigaon police station said.

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The police subsequently sent the body to a government hospital in Vasai for postmortem and registered a case of accidental death, the official said.

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Later, the man's family members and friends told reporters that they did not believe that he committed suicide.

They said the man was a habitual drinker and owed a lot of money to some liquor shop owners in Naigaon area.

The family demanded that the police conduct a thorough probe into his death.

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