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Cuttack Fire Mishap: Death Toll Rises To Six, Police Registered Murder Case

Cuttack: Dec.4: The Cuttack Sector-7 fire mishap toll increased to six as the two injured, Anadi Sahoo and his daughter Anita Sahoo, succumbed to their injuries in a few hours gap this morning while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here. Earlier, Kuni Sahoo cousin sister of Arun Sahoo was burnt alive with her three children in the fire mishap occurred on Thursday evening. 

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of the millennium city on Friday said police have registered a murder case and investigation is on.

DCP Sanjeev Arora said,"On the basis of dying statement of Anita Sahoo and a detailed report of Arun Sahoo, a murder case under Section 302 of IPC has been registered."

Further, he stated, "In her dying statement before the Magistrate, Anita said her father, Anadi torched the room after pouring kerosene."

Family dispute could be the reason behind the incident as Anadi's children were unhappy about the second marriage of their father. Anadi's first wife had died long back, Arora added.

Verification of a suicide note, which was recovered from the room, was conducted and it is concluded that Anadi Sahoo had written that, said Arora.

Notably, one Arun Sahoo and his family had been staying in the house on rent. Anadi Sahoo, Aurn's father, had come a few days ago.

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