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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The diary purportedly maintained by the late forest officer, Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, stated about his love and affection towards his wife Bidya Bharati.
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
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.
The letter purportedly written by Bidya Bharati was found from the official residence of the late forest officer in Paralakhemundi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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