Naba Das Killing: CB Ropes In SCB Psychiatrists For Psychological Assessment Of Gopal Das


Jharsuguda/ Bhubaneswar: A four-member team of psychiatrists today reached Jharsuguda and started questioning dismissed ASI Goapl Das, accused of killing minister Naba Das, as a part of psychological assessment.

The Crime Branch probing the ghastly murder case has engaged four experts from the department of Psychiatry, SCB Medical College in Cuttack to assess the psychological condition of the accused.

The probe panel will also conduct his LVA test during his remand period.

The forensic psychological assessment is done to identify, operationally define, and measure a person’s adaptive and maladaptive behaviours and treatment goals.

Similarly, the LVA test is done to ascertain various types of stress, cognitive processes and emotional reactions that expose the emotional profile and sensitive discussion points of the accused.

“Forensic psychological assessment and LVA Test of accused Gopal Das is being conducted by a team of CFSL, New Delhi at Jharsuguda,” CB official said.

A special medical board has been constituted to study the mental health of the accused.

Accused Gopal Das’s wife Jayanti had earlier claimed that her husband was suffering from mental disorder and taking medicine. His psychiatrist Chandra Sekhar Tripathy also corroborated Jayanti’s claim.

Dr Tripathy, who is head of Psychiatry department, MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, had said “Das was diagnosed to be affected to bipolar disorder about eight years ago.

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