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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 30:

Tension erupted at Capital Hospital here late last night over the death of a young woman in a road accident while her family members alleged that she was murdered.

The kin of the deceased and her friends staged a dharna in front of the hospital keeping the body after taking it out from the morgue room forcefully.

According to the family members of Chandini Moharana (22), the deceased, she had gone outside last evening.

Later, she informed them that she is with two of her friends and would return home after having a check-up at a private hospital as she was feeling sick.

At around 9.30 pm, her family members were informed over phone that she has been admitted to Capital Hospital after being critically injured in an auto-rickshaw accident.

They rushed to the hospital and found her dead.

Being unable to believe her death due to an accident, they broke the lock of the morgue room of the hospital, took out her body and staged a dharna at the hospital alleging that she has been murdered.

On being informed, Capital police reached the spot and took the situation under control.

On the other hand, hospital staff said that a youth admitted Chandini to the hospital in a critical condition saying that she and her friend Monali sustained injuries as an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling overturned after dashing into a vehicle from rear.

The youth left the hospital handing over the mobile phone of Chandini to the hospital staff following which they informed her family members about the incident.

Police have questioned the auto-rickshaw driver after detaining him. The three-wheeler has been seized by police.