Sunday, April 14, 2024

Pregnant woman found hanging in Odisha’s Balasore – N.F Times


While it is suspected to be a case of suicide, the family of the deceased have alleged that she was murdered. 


Balasore: In a shocking incident, the body of a pregnant woman was found hanging at her in-laws’ house in Khaira block of Odisha’s Balasore district here today. The deceased was identified as Sasmita Sahu. While it is suspected to be a case of suicide, the family of the deceased have alleged that she was murdered.

As per reports, Sasmita was married to Dipak Behera of Mainsamunda village for the last eight years. She was eight months pregnant. On Thursday, the couple went to sleep as usual. But to Dipak’s horror, he woke up in the morning only to find Sasmita hanging from the ceiling fan. While his family informed the police, the woman’s family alleged that she was assaulted and then hung to make it look like suicide.

They have claimed that Sasmita was subjected to domestic violence not just by her husband but also her in-laws. Dipak, as per the family of the deceased, was addicted to alcohol and used to often beat her up.

Meanwhile, police have initiated an investigation. A case has been registered. The exact cause of death will be ascertained after the postmortem report arrives.

 





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