Puri: As mystery shrouded the death of Chittaranjan Palai, personal security guard of BJD leader and deputy chairman of State Planning Board Sanjay Das Burma, family members of the deceased today met Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh and demanded a Crime Branch investigation into the matter.
Das Burma along with Chittaranjan’s father, uncle, brother and sister met the police official with a demand of stringent action against the accused. His kin alleged that he was killed over a money-related issue.
Das Burma also held discussion with the SP and urged the police official for proper investigation into the case.
However, Chittaranjan’s wife had alleged the involvement of Das Burma in the suspected murder.
On the other hand, the BJP today demanded the resignation of Das Burma. BJP MLA Lalitendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra said the Chief Minister should expel Das Burma with immediate effect as the deceased’s family members have brought allegation against him in the case.
Body of Chittaranjan was found floating in Nuanai river under Sadar Police limits in Puri district on December 13. A native of Sanabandhakera village under Brahmagiri police limits in Puri district, Chittaranjan went missing on December 10 night.
His family members lodged a complaint with police on December 11 stating that Chittaranjan had gone to attend a feast organised by one Jagannath Sarangi alias Jaga at Matiapada on the fateful night, but did not return home. They further alleged that a dispute was prevailing between Chittaranjan and Jaga.
The body bore several injury marks, for which his kin alleged that it was a case of murder. Police have detained three youths in this connection for questioning.