Bhubaneswar: In a significant development in software engineer Sweta Utkal Kumari suicide case, postmortem report has revealed that she died due to asphyxiation.
Ligature mark was found on the neck of the deceased. Expect this, no external injury mark was found on the body, as per the report.
Speaking to media persons, Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh today said, “The complainants (family members of Sweta) have been asked to provide us proof and evidence. Accused Soumyajeet Mohapatra’s family has assured us to cooperate with the police during the investigation.”
On the basis of an FIR lodged by the family members of Sweta, Chandrasekharpur police have registered a case against him under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC.
Sweta was found hanging inside her apartment in Sailashree Vihar area here on August 21. Police have reportedly seized a diary from the house, in which it has been mentioned that she was in a relationship with Soumyajeet, who hails from Sambalpur. The software engineer hailed from Bhadrak and was working as a Technology Analyst with Infosys here.
Her brother alleged that Soumyajeet was threatening her to make photos of their intimate moments viral, for which she took the extreme step.
“Soumyajeet had kept photos of intimate moments between him and my sister. He was demanding money from her by threatening her to make the pics viral if she didn’t agree to his demands,” said Sweta’s brother.
“They met each other in 2018 while both were working with an IT major in Bhubaneswar. It was an one-sided love affair from Soumyajeet’s side for the first 7-8 months. He then threatened my sister that he would end his life if she didn’t love him. This is how the relationship came into existence. We came to know about it after 1.5 year,” the deceased’s brother said.
Levelling similar allegations against Soumyajeet, Sweta’s father said, “He had quit job for pursuing MBA. He then started extorting money from my daughter, over which she died by suicide.”
“I had gone to Soumyajeet’s house to meet his family members for his marriage with my daughter. However, they harassed me and demanded Rs 30 lakh for the marriage. I had expressed my inability to give them the amount,” Sweta’s father added.