Wedding gift blast: CB questions lecturer, contractor

Bolangir: In a twist to the sensational wedding gift blast of Patnagarh, the Crime Branch today interrogated a lecturer of Bhainsa College where deceased groom Soumysekhar’s mother is working as a fellow lecturer.

He has been identified as Punjilal Meher. Mobile phones, laptop and a computer hard disk have been seized from his house.

Besides, a contractor named Chanramani Meher of Komna in Nuapada has also been questioned at Komana police station in this connection.

DGP RP Sharma had said yesterday that Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra is leading the investigation.

A team of Crime Branch officials led by  Bothra has camped at Patnagarh for investigation. The team is examining all possible aspects of the case. It has also received some vital clue. The case will be cracked soon, Sharma said.

The explosion, which occurred in Patnagarh in Balangir district on February 23, also killed Soumya’s grandmother Jemamani.

The newly-wed bride Reemarani who received critical burn injuries, was recently discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after treatment.

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