Bhubaneswar: A six-member group of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state Crime Branch visited the royal residence of Parala Maharaja Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb today to probe the demise of Maharaja’s previous manager Ananga Manjari Patra and her three kin under mysterious circumstances.

The team will investigate the demise of the four in what prima facie appears tobe a case of a suicide and different cases having a direction on the episode. It would ask the circumstances under which Ananga Manjari and her three kin passed on and the reason for their demise.

An expert team from the State forensic laboratory would also assist the team in the investigation. The SIT, headed by additional SP officer RB Panigrahi, would focus on all aspects relating to the deaths.

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