Charred bodies of woman, daughter found

Paradip: In a bizarre incident, the charred bodies of a woman and her minor daughter was found inside an abandoned house at Govindpur village under Abhayachandpur police limits here in Jagatsinghpur district on Sunday.

Police seized the bodies of Prabhati Bhoi (25) and her 3-year old daughter Bedi in the morning and arrested Subhendu Bhoi in this connection. The bodies were later taken for post mortem. The forensic team reached the spot for investigation, police said. Sources said the accused, a married person, had illicit relationship with Prabhati since last five years. After giving birth to the daughter, she had been requesting him to give her the status of wife.

The accused kept 25-year old Prabhati at the abandoned room for last 3-4 years, sources added. Police suspect that Subhendu might have killed the duo after the woman demanded status of wife. The duo had a quarrel over this issue on Saturday night.

IIC of Abhayachandpur police station Anirudh Rourtay said preliminary investigation has revealed involvement of more persons in the crime.