Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch which is investigating the mysterious death of Chittaranjan Palai, today conducted polygraph tests (lie-detection test) on four persons.
The four suspects detained by the police in connection with the case-Jagannath Sarangi alias Jaga, Sarbeswar Jena, Surya Prasad Mishra and Umakanta Paikray were brought to the State Forensic Science Laboratory here today for lie-detection test to unravel the mystery surrounding the case.
Chittaranjan, a native of Sanabandhakera village in Brahmagiri tahsil of Puri district was a close aide of Sanjay Das Burma, senior BJD leader and Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board had gone missing on December 12.
He had left his home with his friend Jaga to attend a feast on the night of December 11 never to return.
His body was fished out of river Nuanai after it was found floating in it on December 13.
On the basis of the complaint of the family members of the deceased, Puri Sadar police had registered a murder case.
Puri SP had constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Puri Additional SP PC Pradhan to probe the case; however, Chittaranjan’s family members demanded a probe by the Crime Branch.
On December 15, Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay handed over the investigation to the Crime Branch.
On December 18 Crime Branch ADG Sanjeeb Panda had said that they are likely to conduct lie detection tests of suspects in connection with the case.
Meanwhile, Puri CDMO In-charge Dr Pranab Shankar Das today informed that Chittaranjan’s post-mortem report has been submitted.
Dr Das said that post-mortem was conducted by Dr Chandan Samantaray and Dr Naik.
He informed that the viscera that was collected has been sent to the State Forensic Science Laboratory.
The doctors who conducted the autopsy will give their final opinion after the viscera report is available, he clarified.
While refusing to divulge details of the report, Dr Das, however, conceded to reporters that the body had several injury marks.