DJ Azex Death In Odisha: Girlfriend Grilled By Police

Bhubaneswar: Three days after Odisha’s popular DJ Akshaya Maharana aka DJ Azex was found hanging at his residence in Bhubaneswar on Saturday night, his girlfriend was questioned by the police on Tuesday in connection with the death.

According to sources, a team from Kharavela Nagar police station interrogated the girlfriend of DJ Azex for over three hours at her residence in Janla area on the outskirts of the state capital.

The four-member team, including two women police personnel, visited her house in Janla area and quizzed her for around three hours. However, details of the interrogation are not available.

The police is also expected to interrogate the male friend of the woman in connection with the death of the popular DJ. Both have been name by DJ Azex’s family in the FIR.

Meanwhile, the postmortem report showed that the DJ Azex died due to asphyxiation. A hanging mark was also found on his neck.

Sources further said that police have also received his call records report, which can prove vital in the ongoing investigation into his death.

Since a case has been filed under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (crime done by several persons with a common intention), investigation is on to identify the abetter.

While all chats among the two have reportedly been deleted, it is being said he had missed a video call made by his girlfriend on that day. He had also made the last call to her. He was reportedly under mental stress for the last 15 days having been allegedly slapped by her. He had also transferred Rs 15,000 to her account and was planning to buy a scooty for her, sources said.

Azex’s best friend Rahul had earlier blamed his death on a love triangle. He alleged that Azex’s girlfriend was in a relationship with another man and they were blackmailing him. But the video, which was allegedly being used to blackmail him, is yet to be traced.

According to his family members, Azex was inside his room when the city witnessed a thunderstorm on March 18. When he did not come out for a long time, they knocked on his door around 10 pm. When he did not answer their calls, they broke open the door and found him hanging.

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