CB SIT leaves for Raipur to probe wedding gift blast


Bhubaneswar, March 26

The special investigation team (SIT) of State Crime Branch today left for Raipur to probe into the sensational wedding gift explosion in Balangir district in which two persons were killed.

According to police sources, the SIT will interrogate the officials of Sky King Courier service in Raipur, from where the parcel bomb was dispatched.

The SIT had on Sunday interrogated deceased Soumya Sekhar’s parents Rabindra Sahu and Sanjukta for three hours at Patnagarh Kenduleaf Inspection Bungalow in this connection.

The sleuths also grilled Patnagarh based Sky King Courier company owner to extract any lead in the probe.

Notably, newly-married Soumya Sekhar and his grandmother Jemamani were killed in the explosion while Soumya’s wife Rimarani sustained grievous burn injury in the blast on February 23.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on February 22 had ordered a Crime Branch probe into the case following an appeal by Rimarani.

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