Parla issue: CB confirms suicide notes

Published: 17th September 2016 07:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2016 07:24 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The Crime Branch of State Police has found that handwritings in the suicide notes match with those of Paralakhemundi palace manager Ananga Manjari Patra and her siblings.

The Handwriting Bureau of the investigation agency had collected several documents containing writings by Ananga Manjari and her brother Sanjay, who was the personal assistant of Parala Maharaja Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo.

CB confirms.jpgWith the handwriting match confirmed, the CB is now all set to look into the abetment angle which could bring under scanner the role of local political leaders.

On August 21, the Parala palace manager, her sister Bijayalaxmi, brothers Sanjay and Santosh were found dead in their Jangam Street home in the district headquarters town. Three of them had consumed poisonous substances while Sanjay was found hanging in a room.

Although suicide had been established, the police were waiting for the handwriting report as Ananga Manjari had blamed at least seven to eight persons for she and her siblings taking to the extreme measure. Amulya Patra, a younger brother of the four, had registered a case with Paralakhemundi Police Station blaming local politicians and a TV channel for the incident. Investigators say, there are names which figure both in the suicide notes and FIR. “We have to look into the abetment angle basing on complaints and the circumstances. Only those will be examined where we find there is sufficient reasonable criminal liability,” said sources. Police pointed out that since suicide laws are complex in India, abetment can not be directly linked unless material evidence is strong.

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