Australian tourist found hanging from tree in international Buddhist town

Australian tourist found hanging from tree in international Buddhist town

BIHARPOST NEWS DESK


PATNA: An Australian tourist was found hanging from a tree in the international Buddhist town of Bodh Gaya in Bihar on Saturday.

Heath John, 33, was found hanging from a tree at Rajapur village orchard in Bodh Gaya, the place where Buddha had attained enlightenment.

Police believe it as a case of suicide although the investigation is on.

“It’s a case of suicide,” a local police official Rajiv Kumar Mishra was quoted as saying in Hindustan Times today.

According to the police, they also recovered suicide note from the possession of the victim, wherein he asked the police to inform about his death to his sister in Australia and also hands over his goods to her.

Police said the tourist had come to India on two-day trip but overstayed.

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