Paralakhemundi ACF death case: Crime Branch receives lie detection test reports

Paralakhemundi: In a major development in the Paralakhemundi ACF Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra’s case, the crime branch investigating the mysterious death matter today received the lie detection test reports of deceased’s wife Bidya Bharati, Gajapati DFO Sangram Keshari Behera and cook Manmath Kambha.

Reportedly, the Crime Branch will further examine the test reports and will be read along with their previous recorded statements following which course of action will be taken accordingly, informed Crime Branch ADG Sanjeeb Panda.

The investigating team had conducted the polygraph test of three accused at State Forensic Science Lab (SFSL) in Bhubaneswar.

Earlier on Tuesday, father of deceased ACF Abhimanyu Mohapatra met Crime Branch ADG and demanded a fresh investigation into his son’s mysterious death.

The family members of the ACF had named Bidya Bharati Panda, Sangram Keshari Behera and Manmath Kumbha as accused in the FIR they lodged at the Paralakhemundi police station after the death of the forest officer where they demanded the arrest and lie detection test of the trio.

Notably, the ACF had sustained burn injuries at his official quarters in Parlakhemundi on July 11. He succumbed while being treated at a private hospital in Cuttack on the following day.

Also read: Odisha ACF Soumya Ranjan’s death: Lie detection test of Bidyabharti concludes

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