Four including woman murdered in Balasore

Balasore: In a macabre act, three of a family, including a woman and her son, daughter and their relative’s son were murdered at Paganai village under Jayadebakasaba police outpost in the district in the wee hours of Saturday.

The deceased have been identified as Pratibha Mandal, her son Sujan Mandal and daughter Suman Mandal.

According to reports, the assailants killed the Pratibha, her children and son of their relative with a sharp weapon. After killing the four, the miscreants beheaded Pratibha and threw her head 100 metre away from her house. Besides, they also blank fired one round of bullet at the spot.

Being informed about the incident, Balasore SP Niti Sekhar, SDPO Amaresh Panda and Sadar police station officer in-charge Dayanadhi Das along with scientific team and dog squad rushed to the spot and started an investigation into the brutal murder.

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Police has seized one sword, one chopper,a lathi and a lathi from the spot, sources informed.

Amaresh Panda, SDPO, said, “Sharp objects like sword and chopper were used in the murder. The locals have also heard firing sound. Besides, we have also seized live bullet from the spot. We are probing the incident from various angels.”

“Investigation into the matter is on and the picture will be clear after completion of the probe,” Panda added.

Though the exact reason behind the murder is unknown, police and relatives of the deceased suspect land dispute as the reason behind the brutal killing.