Postmortem Report Of Odisha’s Popular DJ Azex Out; Girlfriend & Male Friend Likely To Be Questioned

Bhubaneswar: Popular DJ from Odisha, Akshaya Maharana aka DJ Azex, who was found hanging at his Kharvela Nagar residence here on Saturday night, died due to asphyxiation, the postmortem report revealed on Tuesday.

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. His girlfriend and her male friend, who were name by DJ Azex’s family in the FIR, are also likely to be questioned.

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.

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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