Couple’s bodies recovered from Bolangir forest, murder suspected


Bolangir: The body of a man and his wife were recovered from a forest near Chitakamala forest under Laramba police limits in Bolangir district on Monday.

The deceased were identified as Chintamani Bariha and his wife Rukmani.

According to sources, some locals had ventured into the forest this morning when they spotted the bodies of the couple and alerted the police about the same. On intimation, police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.

The bodies were seized and sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.

While the exact cause behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, police suspect that the husband-wife duo was killed on suspicion of practicing black magic.

Reportedly, Bolangir SP has reached the spot and is investigating the matter.

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