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Sharmili Mallick

Gajapati: Bodies of two sisters including a minor were recovered from a well in front of their house at Chheligada village under R.Udaygiri police limits in Gajapati district early morning today.

The deceased duo has been identified as Swapna (22) and Kiran (14), daughters of Tubu Achari of the village.

According to sources, Swapna was to tie her nuptial knot with a youth from Bhubaneswar, but due to reasons unknown, her marriage broke soon after the engagement.

It is suspected that unable to bear the trauma, Swapna and her younger sister Kiran might have attempted suicide by jumping into the well yesterday night, sources said.

After searching for them today morning, the family members of the duo spotted their body inside the well and informed the police station.

Later, cops along with fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies.

Father of the deceased said, "One of my five daughters had earlier eloped with a youth named Ganesh Sahoo.I suspect that Ganesh and his family cunningly broke Swapna’s marriage due to which both might have committed suicide.”

Meanwhile, police said that the death occurred under mysterious circumstances and so after detailed investigation, the exact reason behind the incident would come out.

“The bodies of the duo have been sent to Paralakhemundi where their autopsy will be conducted. Only after the reports, we can say exactly what happened,” said Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) of R.Udaygiri police station, Prabhakar Panda.

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