Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jun 5:
Nearly two weeks after the dead body of well-known social activist Naliniprava Das was found from her residence in Aerodrome area in the Odisha capital, the Commissionerate Police today conducted polygraph (lie detector) test on two suspects.
The polygraph test on auto-rickshaw driver Kalindi Sethi (28) alias Muna, who used to ferry Naliniprava around the city and her nephew Brundaban Barik was conducted at State Forensic Science laboratory (SFSL) in the city.
Recently, a local court had allowed the police to conduct the lie detection test.
The police had told the court that a lie detection test was necessary to ascertain the truth since these two persons were hiding some crucial facts during interrogation that could have provided some leads in the case.
Muna and Barik were taken to the SFSL by the Airfield police here at around 11.30 AM and the test started at about 12.30 PM. Both were quizzed for about two and half hours during which they were asked 30 questions each related to the murder mystery.
As per sources in the police; the blood pressure, sweating and a few other testing parameters essential for the lie detector test went against the accused.
“SFSL will submit the test report to the police in another three days following which we will initiate action in the case,” said Twin City Commisioner of Police Dr RP Sharma.
It may be recalled that the decomposed body of the activist was found inside her house near the Aerodrome area under Airfield police limits on May 23.