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Rashmi Ranjan

Gunupur: A pall of gloom descended on Sai Nagar area under Padmapur police limits here in Rayagada district after the bodies of a woman and her daughter were found inside a house on Sunday morning.

Though the exact reason behind their death is unknown, it is suspected that the duo died due to electrocution.

The death of the two came days after the mysterious sextuple ‘murder’ at Patnagarh in Bolangir district which has sent shockwaves across the State.

So far, police have detained four persons in connection with the gruesome massacre of six members of a family which came to light on Wednesday.

The macabre act is gradually unfolding its secrets as the sons of the deceased, head of the family alleged that the two accused, whom police had detained earlier, are the masterminds of the multiple murders that rocked the town on Thursday.

The six-member of the family, including a couple and their four children, were found dead inside their house at Sanrapada under Patnagarh police limits in Bolangir district on Thursday. They were identified as Bulu Jani (50), his wife Jyoti (38), daughters Sarita (12), Sriya (3), sons Bhisma (5) and Sanjeev (2).

Though the deceased are the permanent residents of Bihar, they had been living in Patnagarh since more than 10 years.

Investigations so far has revealed that Shantaram, the elder son of the deceased Bulu Jani, was murdered at Kotpad in Koraput a year back. The five other sons who reached the village following the death of their family members identified the two suspects –Shiva and Bhola who were subsequently detained by the police for questioning.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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