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Odisha: Minor's Body Exhumed After 22 Months As Family Alleges Murder

10 December 2019

Ommcom News

Phulbani: The body of a 17-year-old was exhumed from a graveyard yesterday, 22 months after her death, as her parents alleged that she was in-fact murdered by her brother-in-law.

As per reports, +2 first-year student JS Celebrate was found hanging in her room on February 1, 2018. It was assumed that she committed suicide and her family conducted her funeral.

However, her parents later alleged that Celebrate’s brother-in-law Smarjit Nayak has murdered her and made it look like a suicide. Incidentally, he was also the last person to see her alive and was alone with her in the house prior to her death.

Suspicious about the cause of Celebrate’s death and Smarjit’s suspicious behaviour forced the parents to approach the police demanding a probe.

The minor’s body was exhumed and sent for postmortem to MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur. Meanwhile, the Police took the accused into custody for interrogation.