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Odishatv Bureau

Amid the twist and turns in the death case of Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, a five-member team of Paralakhemundi police has reportedly begun investigation in Bolangir. 

The investigating team, which reached Bolangir today, will conduct a probe into the alleged bachelor party incident and other aspects at the Livestock Inspectors Training Centre (LITC) where Bidyabharati, the wife of the deceased ACF, was studying.

“We will investigate the bachelors’ party. Only after the investigation, we can say anything,” said one of the investigating officers while stating that the team will carry out a detailed probe into the case.

On the other hand, the Gajapati Superintendent of Police on Friday gave clean chit DFO Sangram Keshari Behera.

Behera was one of the three accused named in the murder case filed in connection with the young forest officer's death, the other two being the deceased's wife Bidyabharati Panda and his cook.

Gajapati SP Tapan Patnaik said the DFO has no links with the death of the ACF as well as his wife. His statement came after a marathon interrogation of the DFO by the Gajapati Police.

When he was asked about the exact cause of death of the ACF, the SP had said, "There is need for more investigation about the cause of death. I will speak on it after the probe completes."

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