Odisha SIT leaves for Raipur to probe wedding gift blast

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Bhubaneswar: A special investigation team (SIT) of Odisha Crime Branch today left for Raipur, capital city of Chhattisgarh, to probe into the sensational wedding gift explosion in Balangir district in which two persons were killed, police sources said.

The SIT will interrogate the officials of Sky King Courier service in Raipur, from where the parcel bomb was dispatched.

Yesterday, the SIT interrogated deceased Soumya Sekhar’s parents Rabindra Sahu and Sanjukta for three hours at Patnagarh Kenduleaf Inspection Bungalow in this connection.

The investigation team also grilled Patnagarh based Sky King Courier company owner to extract any lead in the probe.

While newly-married Soumya Sekhar, his grandmother Jemamani were killed in the explosion, Soumya’s wife Rimarani sustained grievous burn injury in the blast that took place on February 23.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on February 22 had ordered a Crime Branch probe into the case following an appeal by Rimarani.

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