Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 30:
The Odisha Crime Branch probing into the Paralakhemundi quadruple suicide will interrogate local Congress legislator K Surya Rao and eight others, revealed a highly-placed official posted at the agency’s headquarters in Cuttack.
The nine are likely to be interrogated by the agency next week, the official added.
All those whose names have figured in the suicide notes and the FIR have been served with summons by the Crime Branch, the official further revealed.
It may be recalled that the body of Ananga Manjari Patra (54) the former manager of Paralakhemundi Maharaja Gajapati Gopinath Narayan Deb and her two other siblings, was recovered from her Jangam Sahi residence in Paralakhemundi on August 21.
Another brother, Santosh, was rescued from the house, where he was found lying on the floor, in a critical condition. The following day, he died at MKCG Medical College and Hospital.
Three suicide notes were later recovered from the residence wherein names of 11 persons were mentioned. The writers of the notes had held Rao and a particular television channel responsible for their deaths.
It is worth mentioning here that Rao had led a campaign demanding action against Ananga and her brother who worked as a personal assistant to the king for keeping the Maharaja under house arrest and trying to sell off royal properties.