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Vikash Sharma

The residents of Bhubaneswar on Sunday woke up to the shocking news of a man killing his wife and sister-in-law over suspected family feud. The deceased have been identified as Gayatri Sethi and her sister Saraswati. 

Bodies of the sister-duo were found inside their house near Chandrasekharpur government hospital. The bodies were recovered from quarter number EWS- 23/4 at Chandrasekharpur housing board area. 

It is suspected that both the sisters were murdered some two to three days back. The matter came to light this morning after Gayatri’s husband Bijay Sethi was detained by the former’s family members. 

Gayatri’s sister works at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar and used to visit her place frequently. Gayatri’s family members had laid a trap for Bijay after they could not contact them over phone in the past couple of days.

“I had tried calling both my daughters on Thursday but failed as their mobile phones were switched off. Later, we arrived in Bhubaneswar and found the house locked. As my son-in-law was also missing and not picking up calls, we were waiting for him near the house. We caught hold of him when he arrived to get some articles from the house today,” said deceased Gayatri’s mother.

The family members said that initially, Bijay tried to escape but later confessed to having killed Gayatri and her sister. Police have detained Bijay Sethi who has reportedly confessed to the crime. Bijay reportedly works at a private educational institution.

“Bijay used to torture my daughter. I had visited the hospital to search for my younger daughter but could not find her in hostel. As Gayatri’s house was locked, we suspected something foul,” said deceased Gayatri’s father Sudan Sethi.

According to the family members, they found the house open at around 5 am today. “After interrogating Bijay, he confessed to have killed both my daughters. Later, we informed police,” Sudan added.

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