Software Engineer Sweta’s death in Bhubaneswar: Kin allege ‘suicide due to blackmail’ by male friend Soumyajeet

Bhubaneswar: In a major development in software engineer Sweta Utkal Kumari’s death case, her family members have alleged that she died by suicide after being blackmailed by her male friend Soumyajeet Mohapatra.

On the basis of their complaint, Chandrasekharpur police have registered a case in this connection under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC and started investigation.

Soumyajeet, who hails from Sambalpur and works with a private company in the city, will be questioned by police soon, reports said.

Sweta was found hanging inside her apartment in Sailashree Vihar area here, yesterday. Police have reportedly seized a diary from the house, in which it has been mentioned that she was in a relationship with Soumyajeet.

The software engineer hailed from Bhadrak and was working as a Technology Analyst with Infosys here.

Though the reason behind the death was yet to be known, it is being suspected that she took the extreme step of ending her life by hanging herself.

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