Pragyan Did Not Go to Hostel: GRP

Friday morning, she did not go to her hostel on Ravenshaw University campus.

Published: 29th February 2016 06:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th February 2016 06:53 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Khurda GRP, which is probing the mysterious death of Pragyan Saswati Priyadarshini, on Sunday said though the 17-year-old had boarded a train for Cuttack from Gangadharpur station on Friday morning, she did not go to her hostel on Ravenshaw University campus.

Last communication, the family had with Pragyan, was at 10.30 pm on Friday. Before that she had sent two text messages to Jyoti, her brother, stating that she was studying at the reading room of the hostel. Next morning, the family received a call from the railway police about her body lying on the tracks near Kuhuri railway station.

Soon after Pragyan’s body was identified by the police, Jyoti rang her hostel mates, who informed that she did not come to the hostel. Surprisingly, she had called her mother at 11.30 am and said she reached hostel safely.

Pragyan was last seen by a tea vendor on the Palasa-Paradip DMU at Nirakarpur railway station which is 10 kms from the spot where her body was found. The vendor could identify Pragyan as he belonged to her village Sana Nairi in Banapur block.

If she did not go to her hostel, then under what circumstances Pragyan lied to her family remains a mystery. “All angles are being investigated. We will examine the call detail records of the deceased and identify from which location the last call was made,” said Sub-Inspector Bansidhar Lenka.


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