Australian tourist found hanging in Bihar

Patna: An Australian tourist was found hanging from a tree at an orchard near Bodh Gaya in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on Saturday.

Gaya city Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar said the deceased was identified as Heath Allan, 33, a resident of Westmead, a suburb of Sydney in Australia.

“Some local residents spotted body of a foreigner hanging from a tree and informed the police. We have recovered body and sent it for post-mortem examination,” Kumar said.

Anil said a suicide note was also found near the site, besides his bag and a diary.

Bodh Gaya, about 110 km from Patna, the capital of Bihar, is considered holiest Buddhist shrine where Buddha was enlightened over 2,500 years ago. It is one of the most sought-after international tourist destinations globally.