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Parala Quadruple Deaths of Siblings: Crime Branch SIT Begins Probe


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23 August 2016

Rabindranath Behera


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Paralakhemundi (Gajapati): A day after Odisha Chief Minister ordered a Crime Branch probe into the sensational quadruple deaths of four siblings of a family having close connection with the Parala Maharaja and his royal household, the six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the State Crime Branch led by Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) R.B. Panigrahi began its probe on Tuesday.

The team on the day reached here and held talks with the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Utkal Ranjan Das.

It is believed that the three suicide notes seized from the personal house of the Parala royal household’s former manager Ananga Manjari Patra would play a vital role in the probe process.

While the three suicide notes have been sent for verification by the police, Ommcom News has got exclusive access to its content from top official sources as reported earlier.

Amulya Patra, another brother of the deceased has, meanwhile, filed an FIR in the local police station accusing the local MLA and all others who have been named in the three suicide notes and has sought immediate action against them.

The Crime Branch SIT will also to look into the allegations made by the siblings in the suicide notes and on the basis of that is likely to invoke a case under Sections 306/109 (Abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). If the abettor(s) are proved guilty in the court of law following corroborative evidence against them, shall be punished with imprisonment of minimum seven years or more and shall also be liable to fine.

The SIT will probe into all the circumstances under which Ananga Manjari and her three siblings (one sister and two brothers) committed suicide. It would also focus on all aspects in connection with the deaths assisted by an expert team from the State Forensic Laboratory.

The team would have its scheduled visit to the palace of Parala Maharaja Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb on the first day to investigate into the suicidal deaths of Maharaja’s former manager Ananga Manjari Patra and her one sister and two brothers.

Notably, the decomposed bodies of Ananga Manjari, her sister and one brother were recovered from their locked house on Sunday while one brother who died later in MKCG on Monday evening had been rescued then from the locked house kitchen floor wriggling in a critical condition.

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Crime Branch SIT Bracing Up For Probe In Paralakhemundi

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AK Nanda, Assistant Director (Toxicology), State Forensic Laboratory

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Rasa Bihari Panigrahi, Assistant Director (Toxicology), State Forensic Laboratory

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Forensic Team