Youth’s death in Odisha capital: Bad dream drove man to kill bro

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11:

The mystery behind the sensational murder of a youth at a hotel in Odisha capital on Tuesday evening has finally come to fore. The accused in the case has reportedly confessed before police that he was suffering from Schizophrenia and he killed the youth, who also happens to be his cousin brother, after seeing a dream.


Sources said, Saroj Bhabsagar (28), the accused, stabbed his younger cousin brother Gourishankar Tanti (25) with a knife after seeing a dream in which the latter attempted to kill him.

As per Saroj’s confession, he woke up after the dream and lost his mental balance following which he committed the murder.

According to reports, Saroj, a teacher at Haripur Upper Primary School in Boudh, was suffering from Schizophrenia for the last one and a half year for which he was regularly suspecting that someone might kill him.

He had come to Bhubaneswar with Gourishankar for treatment of the mental disorder at Capital Hospital and booked a room at Tara Residency in Ashok Nagar here.

After committing the crime on the fateful day, Saroj went to the reception counter and told a hotel staff to call police. As a PCR van arrived, Saroj told policemen that he has committed a murder following which they rushed to the room and found the body wrapped inside three blankets with throat slit.

Saroj was immediately nabbed by the cops and taken to Capital police station for interrogation. A blood stained knife was seized from him.

After Saroj’s confession, police arrested him and forwarded him to court. He was sent to Jharpada Jail here as his bail flea was rejected by the court.

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