Murder or Suicide! Woman Found ‘Hanging’ Days After Husband’s Death


Kendrapara: The body of a woman was found hanging in her home in Cherantapada village under Rajkanika block of Kendrapara district days after the demise of her husband.

Few days after Manoj Tarai’s death, his wife Swapna Majhi was found hanging by her in-laws. Though she was rushed to the nearest hospital, doctors pronounced her as brought dead.

While the in-laws claimed that Swapna committed suicide, her family members alleged that she was murdered over dowry demands.

An FIR mentioning that Swapna was murdered by her in-laws have been filed by the woman’s father, informed Umakanta Nayak, the Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) of Rajkanika Police Station.

A probe into the same is underway, sources said.

Notably, Manoj Tarai of Cherantapada village, who was working as a Planning Officer at the Rural Development department in Bhadrak, reportedly succumbed to his injuries after he met with a road accident while returning home on his two-wheeler on May 25.


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