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Wedding gift blast: Crime Branch submits final charge sheet against Punjilal Meher

31/01/2019 at 12:42 PM

Patnagarh: The Crime Branch today submitted in court the final charge sheet in the sensational Patnagarh wedding gift blast in which two persons, including the groom were killed on February 23 last year.

The 65-page charge sheet was submitted at the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate court at Patnagarh in Bolangir district.

Earlier in August, 2018, the investigating agency had submitted the 300-page preliminary charge sheet in the case.

The blast had taken place when the groom Soumya Sekhar Shu opened a gift pack and he was among the two who were killed in it.

The charge sheet has accused Punjilal Meher, an English lecturer at Jyoti Vikas College where the victim Soumya Sekhar’s mother Sanjukta Sahu is the Principal. The Crime Branch probe revealed that Meher had sent the parcel bomb to the house of Sanjukta to eliminate her family members to take revenge. Sanjukta’s mother-in-law Jemamani, also died in the blast

Soumya’s wife Reema also sustained burn injuries in the blast.

It is alleged that Meher had sent the parcel bomb to the house of Sanjukta Sahu to eliminate her and the family members. However, Sahu’s son Soumya Sekhar, who was married four days ago, and her mother-in-law Jemamani, died in the blast.

Reema too had sustained burn injuries in the blast.

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