Pregnant woman found dead in Cuttack; kin cry foul

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Cuttack: Mystery shrouds over the death of a pregnant woman at Ranihat Gopal Sahi area in Cuttack district on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Deeptimayi Maharana, a native of Puri district.

Reports said that Deeptimayi was married to one Bulu Maharana in 2018. She was three months pregnant at the time of death.

According to sources, Deeptimayi has locked herself in the room and did not open the door for a long time. Later, her in-laws broke open the door and found she was hanging from the ceiling fan.

Following which they informed that matter at Mangalabag police station.

However, family members of Deeptimayi have alleged that she was killed by her in-laws in a pre-planned manner.

They further alleged that the deceased was also tortured by her in-laws too often.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case and detained the deceased’s husband and the father-in-law for interrogation.

The actual reason behind the woman’s death will be known after the post-mortem report arrives, the police official said.

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