Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27:
Commissionerate Police would seek a five-day remand for Sneha Swakhyar Samal, the sole accused in the sensational triple murder case at Khandagiri Vihar in the Odisha capital from the court tomorrow, twin city Commissioner of Police (CP) Dr RP Sharma said today.
“We will pray to the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court here on Tuesday to allow us take accused Samal on a five-day remand so that the police can get extract more information from him regarding motive and reason behind the murder,” said Dr Sharma.
The investigating team has already quizzed deceased doctor Atulya Chandra Meher’s wife, mother and maid servant Runu Behera and got some valuable leads, which we propose to confront Samal with during his interrogation. “The new information might give a new direction to the case,” the CP added.
The CP further said the investigation into the case so far has revealed that Samal had come with a well chalked out plan to kill Dr Meher. When the maid servant Runu, her husband Prasanta Behera and son Minu obstructed him, he attacked them as well, killing the father and son while critically injuring Runu.
During his remand period, Samal would be taken to the crime spot to verify details and interrogate him about his paln of action and the course of crime planned by him, sources in the commissionerate police said.
The police would soon interrogate the owner of the shop from which the knives used in the crime had been purchased, the sources added.
Notably, Samal had killed three persons including Dr Meher, an Orthopedic Surgeon working at Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) hospital, on October 14 morning at Khandagiri Vihar in the city.