Quadruple deaths: Parala MLA moves HC for anticipatory bail

Paralakhemundi: With the shroud of mystery over the deaths of Parala king Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb’s former manager Anang Manjari Patra and three of her siblings still to be lifted, local MLA K Suriya Rao moved the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail yesterday.

Notably, complaints were lodged against many people, including the local MLA, by Amulya Patra, the brother of the former manager of the king’s palace, and his sister at the Paralakhemundi police station blaming them for the death of their siblings.

While police are investigating into the case, MLA Rao filed an anticipatory bail plea at the High Court apprehending arrest by the police on basis of the complaint. The matter is likely to be taken up soon by the HC.

Notably, Amulya Patra and his sister had on August 22 filed complaints against many persons, including MLA Rao, former president of the BJD Gajapati district unit Basant Das, former Congress Town president Basant Panda, BJP district president G Ravana, Congress leader Smruti Ranjan Mohapatra and youth leader Debi Prasad Das in connection with the quadruple deaths.