Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Sep 23: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered a crime branch inquiry into the gruesome quadruple murder of four members of a family in Dinadiapada village near Astarang in Puri.
Crime Branch ADG BK Sharma has said that a team formed to investigate the case would reach the spot today.
Retired district inspector (DI) of schools, Dinabandhu Mallick (65), along with his wife, Komodini Mallick (50) and two minor daughters aged four and eight years were found brutally hacked to death at their home in Dinadiapada village yesterday evening.
After retirement, Mallick had opened a paan shop in his village. As the paan shop remained closed for the whole day, a villager went to Dinbandhu’s house to find out the reason and found all the four members of the house murdered.
He found the body of the elder daughter on the top floor of their house while the bodies of the three other members were found in another room.
When police reached the place, villagers did not allow them to take possession of the bodies and send them for post-mortem demanding a Crime Branch inquiry into the case.