Rajashree Swain, a woman cricketer of Odisha, was found dead in a a wooded area close to Cuttack, according to police. She was missing since January 11.
According to Cuttack Deputy Commissioner of Police Pinak Mishra, the body was discovered hanging from a tree in the Gurudijhatia forest in the Athagarh region. On Thursday, her coach reported her missing to the Mangalabag police station in Cuttack. A case of unnatural death will be registered with Gurudijhatia police station. he said.
Police have not yet determined what caused her death. However, her family claimed that she was murdered because “her eyes were damaged and the body bore injury marks.” Near the forest, her scooter was discovered abandoned, and her phone was off. The investigation will be thorough, according to the police.
According to Swain’s family, the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) held a training camp in the Bajrakabati region for about 25 female cricketers in preparation for an upcoming national-level competition that will take place in Puducherry. They were all staying in a hotel in the area. On January 10, the Odisha state women’s cricket team was unveiled, but Swain was unable to make the final list.