Paralakhemundi: While the death of Tulu Patra, brother of Ananga Manjari Patra, former manager of Parala Maharaja Pratisthan, at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur this evening has made it further difficult for the Crime Branch in its investigation into the mass suicide of four family members, the suicide notes of the deceased recovered by the police could be the only source to ascertain the exact cause of their death.
Reliable sources said the deceased in their suicide notes have stated that they have decided to take the extreme step due to pressure. As the suicide notes have the names of several persons, the question is whether the deceased have mentioned the name of any of these persons and if yes, then what kind of pressure they had exerted which forced the four family members to commit suicide.
“There can be two reasons of the suicide: One, if they have realised that they have misappropriated royal properties, they might have taken the extreme step to escape public humiliation, and the second, if they have felt that there is public outrage against them though they are not involved in any such illegal activities”, well-known lawyer Dharanidhar Nayak told OTV today.
While Ananga Manjari was the manager and her brother Sanjay was the personal assistant of the Parala Gajapati, the two other members—sister Bijayalaxmi Patra and brother Tulu Patra had no connection with the royal family. Now the question is why the duo committed suicide.
Sources in the locality said there could be a conspiracy against Ananga Manjari and her brother Sanjay. A photograph featuring the younger brother of Parala Maharaja and his wife with the local MLA K Surya Rao has become the talk in Paralakhemundi.
As alleged by the family members of the deceased, the local MLA and some other persons close to him had conspired to defame Ananga and Sanjay. They suspect that may be the duo was aware of the conspiracy against them for which there was pressure on them.