Berhampur: The decomposed body of a middle-aged man, suspected to have been murdered, was exhumed from the cremation ground at Gumma Padara in Kandhamal district, police said on Sunday.
Kamalkanta Mallick (52), who was working as a cook in a local upper primary school for the past five years, had gone missing on July 26.
Acting on an information provided by the local people, a police team exhumed the body of Mallick on Friday, sub-divisional police officer, Baliguda, S N Murmu said.
The autopsy was conducted at the sub-divisional hospital, Baliguda, yesterday and police were waiting for the report to confirm the nature of the death, he said.
The cook was suspected to have been murdered by some miscreants, he said.