An Australian national, identified as Heath Allan, was found hanging from a tree in Bodh Gaya town of Bihar's Gaya district on Saturday. The police claimed that a suicide note was found that mentions a phone number and a request that his sister be informed about the death.
City Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar said Allan (33) was a resident of Westmead, a suburb of Sydney in Australia.
Bihar: Body of an Australian national was found in an orchard in Bodh Gaya's Rajpur earlier today. Gaya (city) SP, Anil Kumar says "On basis of documents, he was identified as an Australian national. It seems to be a case of suicide. We're calling FSL team to investigate matter" pic.twitter.com/RHw1xOw67vâ€” ANI (@ANI) November 3, 2018
The incident came to light when some local residents noticed it while passing through Rajapur area on Saturday morning. They immediately informed the police.
The body of Allan was sent to Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital, Gaya for post-mortem, the police said.
Bodh Gaya is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites and popular among international tourists.