Odisha: Punjilal Meher’s mother dies; accused gets one-day parole

Balangir: Punjilal Meher, the mastermind in the sensational wedding gift blast case in Patnagarh, has sought parole from court after his mother died yesterday.

Punjilal has applied for parole to perform last rites of his mother at his native place, informed his father Jayakrushna Meher today.

Later, the court granted one-day parole to Punjial to perform his mother’s last rites.

The accused’s mother Indumati Meher breathed her last at the District Headquarters Hospital, Balangir, on Friday morning.

“My wife was suffering from cancer. Due to poor economic condition, we could not afford her treatment. She died yesterday morning. The last rites will take place after Punjilal, who is lodged at Balangir Jail, arrives here,” said Jayakrushna.

The body of his mother has been kept in morgue at the hospital.

Worth mentioning, Punjilal, a lecturer at Jyoti Vikash Junior College, Patnagarh, was arrested by the Crime Branch of Odisha Police on April 25, 2018, in the parcel bomb blast case in which two persons including a newlywed youth were killed at their home.

Police alleged that the plot was carried out very minutely by Punjilal, who had been replaced by the deceased youth’s mother as Principal of the college, to eliminate her.

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