Paralakhemundi: With the death case of Paralakhemundi assistant conservator of forests (ACF) Saumya Ranjan Mohapatra getting complicated each passing day, the police team here is considering interrogating Saumya’s wife Bidyabharati again.
“The investigation into the case is underway and the deceased ACF’s wife will be questioned again,” Gajapati SP Tapan Kumar Patnaik said.
According to an official source, a five-member police team will visit an educational institution in Bolangir district in connection with the probe. Bidyabharati had been pursuing higher studies in the institute. The probing team will collect information from office-bearers as well as the institute’s hostel inmates as to what circumstances led her to visit Bolangir after her marriage. During her visit, she had hosted a party in the institute.
It is pertinent to mention, Gajapati DFO Sangram Keshari Behera, who is an accused in the FIR lodged by the deceased ACF’s father Abhiram Mohapatra, has refuted any relationship with Bidyabharati.
“The call detail record (CDR) analysis indicated that DFO had no link with the deceased ACF Saumya’s wife. The DFO Behera has never visited Bidyabharati’s residence,” Gajapati SP Patnaik told media persons.
The ACF had suffered severe burn injuries at his official residence in Paralakhemundi town where Bidyabharati was also present July 12 night. He had suffered 90 per cent burn injuries and succumbed July 13 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Cuttack.
Paralakhemundi police have registered a murder case against three accused persons namely Saumya’s wife Bidyabharati Panda, the divisional forest officer Behera and a cook who was present at the deceased ACF’s government residence on the intervening day.