Now, Break-Up Angle In Odisha’s Popular DJ Azex’s Death

Bhubaneswar: A fresh angle has emerged in the death of popular DJ from Odisha Akshaya Maharana aka DJ Azex, who was found hanging at his Kharvela Nagar residence here on March 18 night.

According to police sources, breakup with girlfriend is now being suspected to have prompted him to take the extreme step. There was friction between Azex and his girlfriend after the latter came to know about is alleged relationship with one of his female friends. The three also made a conference call to resolve the issue, the proof of which is in possession of police, sources added.

During her questioning the previous day, his girlfriend had reportedly confessed to have ended her relationship with Azex. The female friend of Azex is likely to be questioned to shed light on the matter.

The deceased’s mother, however, rubbished it as a blatant lie. “My son was not in relationship with anyone, except her. She is lying,” she said.

Meanwhile, police have formed two teams to probe the case registered under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (crime done by several persons with a common intention). While one team is investigating the technical part, another team is questioning the family members and relatives.

“The probe is now in the final stage and the case will be solved soon,” said ACP Manas Gadnayak.

Notably, Azex’s postmortem report had revealed that he died due to asphyxiation. The body also bore some ligature marks.

Azex’s best friend Rahul had earlier blamed his death on a love triangle. He alleged that his 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.

He had last interacted with his family around 6.30 pm.

Azex has been working as a DJ for almost ten years. He has more than 90 thousand followers on Instagram.


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