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Elderly couple found murdered in Baripada

Baripada: Police today recovered bodies of an elderly couple at Kukudajodi village under Sadar police station.

Purna Hembram and his wife Singh Hembram were found lying with their throat slit. It is suspected that the couple was murdered.

While Purna’s body was found lying on road, his wife’s body was recovered from inside the house, sources said.

The couple was staying alone as their daughters were married and were staying outside and their only son, who also works outside the State, had returned to the village yesterday.

Nobody was present in the house as the son had reportedly gone to his in-laws house.

The couple had no past enmity with anyone so police are investigating the reason behind the murder of the couple.

Meanwhile, local police sent the body for post-mortem and started an investigation from all angles.

Police suspect that the murder could be over witchcraft suspicion.

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