Parla deaths: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik orders probe into triple suicide case

Bhubaneswar : A day after the mysterious deaths of former manager of Parlakhemundi palace Anang Manjari Patra and her two siblings, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered a probe by Crime Branch into the incident.

“The chief minister has ordered Crime Branch of Odisha Police to probe into the mysterious death of former palace manager and her two siblings,” a release issued by the chief minister’s office said.

The police had yesterday recovered bodies of the former palace manager Anang Manjari Patra, her brother and Maharaja Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb’s ex-personal assistant (PA) Sanjay Patra and her sister Bijaylaxmi Patra in a house at Parlakhemundi.

The police also found another sibling Santosh Patra in a critical condition in that house.

Both the former manager and the ex-PA were accused of keeping the ailing Maharaj Deb under “house arrest” and “misappropriation of royal family properties”.

Meanwhile, three suicide notes have been recovered from Anang Manjari Patra’s house, DGP K B Singh told reporters.
He said the suicide notes were written in separate handwritings.

“Four persons attempted suicide in Paralakhemundi. Three of them died and one was rescued alive. He is out of danger. Once he gains consciousness, we will get details about the incident. Meanwhile, we have recovered three suicide notes and we are examining them. We have sent forensic science team also,” Singh said.