Puri: In a significant development in the Santanu Patra suicide case, the district police today arrested the wife of the deceased and Amaresh Swain of Jagatsinghpur, with whom Patra was suspecting her of having an extramarital affair.
A case has been registered into the incident under Sections 294, 323, 306 and 34 of IPC on the basis of a complaint lodged by the family of of Patra, reports said.
Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi had earlier informed that the wife of the deceased and Amaresh Swain will be brought under the purview of the investigation for questioning.
According to a video posted by Santanu Patra on Facebook before committing suicide, his wife, who is working as a nurse at a private nursing home in Cuttack, had a love affair with a youth of Jagatsinghpur namely Amaresh Swain before their marriage and was pregnant.
He also alleged that she committed abortion before the marriage and her family members didn’t reveal the incident to him before it.
“Amaresh had sent me photos of his and my wife’s intimate moments. When I confronted her, she denied it outright,” he said in the video.
Santanu further alleged in the video that his wife had “sexual relationship” with Amaresh after their marriage as well.
He went on to say that her family members were torturing and threatening him and unable to bear it, he decided to end his life.
However, the woman had defended herself saying that she was not involved in such an affair.
“Prior to tying the knot with my husband Santanu Patra, my marriage was fixed by my family with Amaresh Swain of Jagatsinghpur, with whom he was suspecting me of having an extramarital affair. There was no such relation of mine with Amaresh after marriage,” she said in a video.