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DGP orders CB probe into suicide of theft accused

RP Sharma

Cuttack: Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma today ordered a Crime Branch (CB) probe into the suicide of a theft accused at Mahakalapada police station in Kendrapara district on August 26.

A DSP rank officer of CID CB has been asked to investigate the incident and its connected cases.

In a release, the Odisha State Police Headquarters said, “Considering the gravity of the case, and for a fair and impartial investigation, DGP Sharma has ordered Crime Branch inquiry of the incident.”

Notably, one Abinash Paital, 25, of Balana village under Marshaghai police limits in the district was arrested by Mahakalapada police in a mobile theft case. He escaped from the police station and allegedly committed suicide on August 26.

The incident had triggered tension on the area as locals staged a protest demanding action against the policemen responsible for it. Later DGP Sharma suspended Mahakalapada inspector-in-charge Shyamaghana Behera for negligence in duty.

There was serious law and order situation in the area after the suspicious death of Abinash Paital on 26.08.2018. DGP had earlier.

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