Balangir, Jan 12: Punjilal Meher, the accused in Patnagarh parcel bomb blast case, was released from jail on parole today to perform last rites of his mother.
Groom Soumya Sekhar Sahoo and his grandmother Jemamani died following explosion of the gift while Soumya’s wife Reema was injured after the wedding gift in the parcel had exploded on February 23, 2018 in Patnagarh.
Meher who was the English lecturer of Bhainsa College was subsequently arrested for the double murder.
Meher, currently lodged at Balangir jail came out of the jail after he was granted one-day parole. His mother Indumati Meher was suffering from cancer and breathed her last on Friday.