Woman found ‘murdered’ inside house in Berhampur; probe on

Berhampur: A 57-year-old woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Lane-7 at Alakapuri under Sadar police limits here early this morning. It is suspected that she has been killed by some miscreants.

The deceased has been identified as Suraja, wife of retired Government employee Bijay Behera.

As per reports, the couple had solemnized the wedding of their son Rashmi Ranjan Behera a month back. The newly-weds are staying together in Bhubaneswar as their son works in BMC. Last evening, when Bijay was out for some work and called up his wife, she did not pick up. On reaching home at around 8 pm, he found the main door locked from outside.

Soon after, Bijay called up police, who reached the spot for investigation. The cops broker the lock and entered into the house where the woman was found in a pool of blood.

SP Pinak Mishra also visited the crime scene to take stock. After preliminary inquiry, police ruled out the possibility of loot. However, the mobile phone of the deceased was found to be missing.

Meanwhile, the body has been sent for post-mortem and a murder case registered at Sadar police station in this regard.

Investigation is underway with the help of a scientific team, said police.

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