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Sambalpuri album actress found dead; kin cry murder

Sambalpur: The mutilated body of a popular Sambalpuri album actress was found under Mahanadi River Bridge near Goira Matha in Sambalpur today. She was identified as Simran Singh.

Though police suspects it to be a case of suicide, mother of the deceased Ranu Singh alleged that Simran has been murdered by her husband.

Simran had love marriage with a man from Bolangir. After a few days, her husband was not willing to accept her and was preparing for second marriage, her mother alleged.

She was returning from Jharsuguda after attending a programme while her family members lost contact with. Later, her body bearing multiple injury marks was found under the bridge.

Ranu, who lodged a complaint with police, alleged that Simran was killed by her husband.

Police sent the body for post mortem. “Prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide. But, the exact cause of death can be ascertained only after post-mortem report is out. We have registered a case of unnatural death. Further investigation is on,” said investigating officer.

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