Husband Of Sarpanch Arrested For Abetting Suicide Of Lady VLW In Jajpur

Jajpur: Police today arrested Rupesh Bhadra, the husband of Haridaspur sarpanch in connection with the death of lady village level worker (VLW) & in-charge panchayat executive officer (PEO) of Haridaspur, Smitarani Biswal.

The body of Biswal was found hanging on Wednesday from a guest house owned by Bhadra. Police said that Bhadra has been arrested for abetting the suicide of Biswal.

The incident has snowballed into a major controversy with opposition BJP and Congress raising suspicion on the role of police in the entire incident. Both the parties have alleged police of shielding Bhadra for his links with the ruling party.

Police said that investigation so far revealed that Biswal committed suicide by hanging herself. “Postmortem revealed Biswal of committing suicide. Biswal was in a relationship with Bhadra for past few years. On the day of the incident, both of them had an argument and Bhadra and later committed suicide,” said a police official.    


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