Commissionerate Police To Probe Dusmanta Das Suicide Case

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police is to conduct a probe over the suicide bid of 30-year-old Dusmanta Das at Lower PMG Square in Bhubaneswar and his subsequent death at SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack.

Police Commissioner Saumyendra Kumar Priyadarsi today informed that Dusmanta’s mother had filed an FIR at Jagatsinghpur. The FIR has been forwarded to Cuttack as the point of jurisdiction.

The probe will be conducted based on the report and further course of action will be taken accordingly, he added.

Dusmanta had attempted suicide near Odisha Assembly by consuming pesticide and slitting his wrist on September 8. He died on the same day while undergoing treatment at SCB MCH.

He had alleged denial of treatment under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BKKY). Dusmanta had appealed to the State Government to permit mercy killing citing poverty and negligence in treatment.