Three of a family die of poisoning

Berhampur: A day after a youth and his sister died of suspected poisoning in Ganjam district, their mother breathed her last today in Bhubaneswar.

As per sources, son and daughter of Banambar Pradhan, a resident of Rambha village, had died yesterday at MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur while his wife died at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar today.

Banambar claimed that his family members fell ill after they had dinner on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Chhatrapur, Ramesh Chandra Sethi and other police officials visited the house of Banambar and started an inquiry into the mysterious deaths of the trio.

“During post-mortem we found that it is a case of poisoning. But samples have been collected and handed over to police. It will be sent to State Forensic Science Laboratory, Bhubaneswar to ascertain the type of poison. The reason behind death will be known after arrival of the viscera report,” said Kiran Kumar Patnaik, Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur.