Bhubaneswar: The body of a man who had jumped into Kathajodi river, a tributary of Mahanadi, October 9, in the presence of his wife and child, was recovered Wednesday, police said.
The decomposed body of Debabrata Mohapatra was recovered from Devi river, another tributary of Mahanadi, near Rahamba in Cuttack district, said Cuttack (Rural) superintendent of police, R B Panigrahi.
The body was identified through an item found in a pocket of the trousers, adding the deceased was a resident of Karanja village in the district.
The deceased used to work at a steel plant in Jajpur district while his wife Subhalaxmi is a teacher. The couple used to quarrel often over various issues, he said.
While the deceased’s family blamed Subhalaxmi for the death, her family claimed Mohapatra was schizophrenic and had earlier attempted suicide several times.