Wife, lover arrested for abetting Puri man’s suicide; forwarded to court

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Sarthak SarangiPuri: Initiating action in the Puri man Santanu Patra’s suicide case, police today arrested the wife of the deceased along with her lover Amaresh Swain of Jagatsinghpur area and forwarded them to court.

Informing on the action during a press conference in the city, Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi cited the illicit relationship between Santanu’s wife and Amaresh as the main cause behind the suicide. Sarangi also said police found vital clues against the accused duo during their interrogation.

The arrests were made under a case registered by Santanu’s family members at the Puri Sadar Police Station under Sections 294, 323, 306 and 34 of IPC.

Police had detained Santanu’s wife along with Amaresh days after his suicide on November 9 and was quizzing them since then. While Santanu’s wife was rubbishing all allegations against her and she was bringing counter allegations against her husband and family members. The other accused Amaresh was also disqualifying the illicit relationship.

Notably, Santanu posted a Facebook video on November 9, citing his wife’s illicit affair with Amaresh as the cause of his suicide. Later in the day, he took the extreme step by hanging himself from a tree in his villageGadabhingura.

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