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Three lives lying dead in Sambalpur

The bodies of 22-year-old Jhili Majhi and Sonu Pradhan (30), were found at Tal village near Redhakhole. Jhili’s mother, Lata Majhi (50), was found lying dead behind the house on Saturday morning.

Police suspect it to be a case of mass suicide over family disturbances. Police said Sonu, who had been residing in his maternal uncle’s house for the past few months, developed a love affair with Jhili and wanted to marry her.

But Lata was not keen to marry off her daughter to a close relative. This led to an unhappy situation in the house. “Sonu and Jhili decided to end their lives after they lost all hopes of their marriage. They consumed poison and committed suicide,” said Rajanikant Samal, IIC (Redhakhol police station).

But police are not sure of Lata committing suicide. “She might have confused to find them both dead and hanged herself to avoid being blamed,” Samal said. He said a case has been registered and sent the bodies for autopsy.

Patient dies as ambulance hits truck

A patient going to Bhubaneswar for treatment died in a road accident on Thursday when the ambulance that was carrying him collided head on with a truck. The mishap took place at Bethgarh near Redhakhol in  Sambalpur district. The ambulance driver was also killed. The truck driver and others accompanying the patient were seriously injured and admitted to a hospital. Police have seized the vehicles and registered a case.

Police sources said Radheyshyam Tidimania of Jharsuguda was under treatment in Sambalpur for quite sometime. On the advice of doctors, he was being taken to Bhubaneswar for better treatment. The patient was accompanied by his wife.

A police officer said, “While the truck driver Bachha Singh was found wounded severely, the ambulance driver was killed on the spot,” a police officer said. According to him, the truck driver had lost control over the vehicle. The patient’s wife, Puspa, the assistants of the ambulance-driver, Khirod and Ananta Sahu, and another relative of the patient, Gopal Singh, were taken to a hospital.