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News from Paralakhemundi

Paralakhemundi is an ancient town and a Municipality in Gajapati district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is the district headquarters of Gajapati district. The town and the District share its boundaries with Andhra Pradesh. The king of Paralakhemundi Shri Krushna Chandra Gajapati Narayan Deo had the kingship of the majestic Gajapati rulers, who continued to be the supreme authority of Odisha for more than seven centuries. Also he was the first Prime Minister of Odisha.

Deceased Officer’s Wife Bidya Bharati Undergoes Lie Detection Test
Paralakhemundi ACF Death: Deceased Officer’s Wife Bidya Bharati Undergoes Lie Detection Test

The investigating team conducted the test at the State Forensic Science Laboratory in Bhubaneswar. Bidya Bharati who is one of the accused in the case was put to dozens of questions to find out under what circumstances the young forest officer died.

Andhra Pradesh Intrusion In Gajapati
Andhra Intrudes Into Odisha Again, Opens Anganwadi Centre In Gajapati

Andhra Pradesh government came face to face with Gajapati district officials on Tuesday after the latter sealed off the Anganwadi centre established by the Andhra officials at Manikpatna village in Gajapati district

Odisha ACF Death Case: Crime Branch To Interrogate Paralakhemundi IIC
Odisha ACF Death Case: Crime Branch May Interrogate Paralakhemundi IIC

On Wednesday, the team quizzed three doctors at Paralakhemundi Hospital, who had attended Soumya Ranjan after he was charred under suspicious circumstances on the night of July 11.

ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case
ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case: Crime Branch Questions 3 Doctors Who Treated Deceased Officer

Crime Branch sleuths questioned three doctors from the Paralakhemundi Hospital who had attended to the severely burned former Paralakhemundi Assistant Conservator of forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra

Crime Branch probe into Odisha ACF death doesn’t inspire confidence
Crime Branch Probe Into ACF Death Doesn’t Inspire Confidence

The chronology of events since the death of Odisha ACF Soumya Ranjan on July 13 suggests that this is yet another case that is headed towards a dead end.

ACF Death Case: Kin Point Fingers At Odisha Minister
ACF Death Case: Kin Point Fingers At Odisha Minister

One of the relatives of late Paralakhemundi Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra brought serious allegations against a State Minister in the case. 

Post-Mortem Report Says ACF Soumya Ranjan Died Of 95 PC Burn Injuries
Post-Mortem Report Says ACF Soumya Ranjan Died Of 95 PC Burn Injuries  

The findings in the post-mortem report assume significance as the family members of the deceased Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra had been alleging that he was murdered.

Paralakhemundi ACF Death: Accused DFO Sangram Behera Grilled By Police
Paralakhemundi ACF Death: Accused DFO Sangram Behera Grilled By Police

Based on the online complaint of the father of the deceased, Paralakhemundi Police has registered a case against DFO Behera, Soumya’s widow Bidya Bharati Panda and cook Manmath Kambha.

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“I Will Quit Job For You, Fulfil All Your Wishes,” Reads Late ACF Soumya Ranjan’s Diary

The diary purportedly maintained by the late forest officer, Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, stated about his love and affection towards his wife Bidya Bharati.

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Paralakhemundi ACF Death: ‘Madam’ In Khaki Stopped The Ambulance At Forest Gate, Says Driver

A woman in police uniform asked the driver to stop the ambulance at forest gate for around 10-15 minutes till arrival of the patient’s wife

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ACF Death: ‘Even My Enemies Should Not Get A Person Like Him’; Reads Bidya’s Second Letter

A similar letter written on an orange-coloured paper had come to the fore yesterday in which she allegedly wrote that she hated someone and took a wrong decision in her life. She also sought an apology in her write-up.

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‘I Hate You The Most In The World’: Letter Found From Late ACF Soumy’a Residence Reads

The letter purportedly written by Bidya Bharati was found from the official residence of the late forest officer in Paralakhemundi

ACF Death: Crime Branch Team In Paralakhemundi For Further Investigation
Paralakhemundi ACF Death: Odisha Crime Branch To Assist Police In Investigation

Crime Branch ADG Sanjeev Panda informed OTV that the CB has not taken over the probe into the case rather it will only help the police in the investigation. The CB team is led by a DSP rank officer and also has an inspector.

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'My Husband Had Affairs With Other Women': Claims Late ACF Soumya Ranjan's Widow

Soumya had changed the password of his mobile phone after she learnt his relationship. Even he had removed the contact lists and cleared Whatsapp chat history, Bidya further alleged.

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Paralakhemundi ACF Murder: Officer’s Father Claims Woman Cop’s Role, Demands Polygraph Test Of Suspects

Abhiram Mohapatra, Soumya’s father, also demanded lie-detection test of the Paralakhemundi DFO, Soumya's wife and cook who are suspected to be behind the murder of the young forest officer.

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Paralakhemundi ACF Death: ‘Soumya And His Wife Had One Year Agreement Over Relationship’

Tulasi, Soumya's mother alleged that Bidya had an affair with another man near her village before marriage. She could be wanting to elope with him after mopping up my son's properties, She alleged.

ACF Death
Paralakhemundi ACF Death: Deceased’s Wife, DFO, Cook Booked For Murder

The death of Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, the Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) at Paralakhemundi, in a mysterious fire is getting murkier by the day with fresh twists adding to the case every day.

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Paralakhemundi ACF Death: Family Points Finger At Wife, She Rubbishes Charges

Soumya's wife refuted the charges levelled by Soumya’s family members that the DFO was responsible for his death saying said that no departmental official had anything to do with the ‘shocking incident’.

COVID Vaccine
Odisha Health Officials’ ‘Callousness’ Deprives Beneficiaries From Second Vaccine Shot

As many as 130 persons from Amara and Dalimbapur villages under Goshani block of Gajapati district were denied their second dose of COVD vaccine due to the alleged callousness on the part of the State health department officials.

Odisha: 2 Cinema Halls In Paralakhemundi Sealed For Covid Norms Violation

Paralakhemundi: Despite awareness drives and strict enforcement, people in different parts of Odisha continue to flout the Covid-19 norms which are the key to keep the coronavirus at bay. Such…