Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bolangir: The gruesome Patnagarh “sextuple murder” is gradually unfolding its secrets as the sons of one of the deceased alleged that the two accused in police custody are the mastermind behind the spine-chilling murders that rocked the town of Patnagarh in Bolangir on Thursday.

It is suspected that the “murder” could have been a result of past enmity between the neighbours of the Janis.

It has been revealed that Shantaram, the elder son of deceased Bulu Jani was murdered at Kotpad in Koraput a year back. Now the five other sons who reached the village after death of their six family members have identified the two accused named, Shiva and Bhola detained in connection with the case as the real culprits.

On the other hand, the houses of Bulu Jani’s neighbours have been locked since their death, providing another angle (Burglary & Murder) for the police to investigate the case.

The six-member 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).

Bikash Jani, one of the surviving sons of Bulu alleged, “Both Shiva and Bhola used to quarrel with us in the past. We have even complained against the duo with the police. Last night I was not home, so he murdered my family.”

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)