A body of an unidentified youth was found under suspicious circumstances near a temple at Panchupala village under the Barang police station in Cuttack district on Wednesday.
Locals spotted the body near the temple in the morning and informed police about it. Cops reached the village, recovered the body and started investigation into the incident.
The identity of the deceased was yet to be established. The circumstances under which the body was found indicated that he was murdered, reports said.
The body bore grievous injuries on head. Police sent the body for postmortem.