Tamando police on Wednesday arrested a woman and forwarded her to court on charges of killing her daughter-in-law at Kalinga Vihar-9 in Bhubaneswar.
However, police are still clueless about the whereabouts of the deceased’s husband and father-in-law. They have been absconding since Monday night.
Sources said the deceased identified as Sushree Sangeeta was working as a nurse at a private nursing home.
Sushree, a resident of Baarana village in Niali area, had tied the nuptial knot with Pravin Chandra Nayak of Govidpur village in 2021. On Diwali night, a dispute ensued between family members following which her hanging body was found inside her room, sources said.
On the other hand, her family members alleged that she was murdered. Her in-laws called Sushree’s parents informing that their daughter had collapsed while preparation for Diwali was underway.
Upon reaching, they found that the body had been taken to AIIMS in Bhubaneswar. Taking Sushree to hospital before their arrival made them believe their daughter had been killed.
“When we reached AIIMS, we found her husband and sister-in-law in the post-mortem room. But her father-in-law and mother-in-law were missing. If we could reach the hospital from Niali by covering a distance of 60 kilometres, why they couldn’t reach the hospital from a place that is just three kilometres away. They murdered my sister and are now passing it off as a suicide case,” said Arabinda Bastia, deceased’s brother.
“My daughter has been murdered. Her death occurred at 7 pm and we were informed at 11.30 pm,” alleged Kanak Bastia, deceased’s mother.