--Police investigating to know motive of murder
BHUBANESWAR: Snehaswakshar Samal, accused in the triple murder case that occurred at Khandagiri Vihar in the city on Wednesday morning, had met deceased orthopedic surgeon Dr Atulya C Meher twice this month, said a family member of the accused.
Accused’s brother Satyasundar Samal said Snehaswakshar had taken an appointment from Dr Meher on October 3 for a health check up of his daughter. After checkup, the detail report came on October 9 and Snehaswakshar met the doctor on the very next day, he added.
Satyasundar said his brother never met the doctor before October 3. “We also don’t know what happened on October 10 and what prompted him to do such an incident,” he said.
Sources said the police found a prescription from the accused’s pocket that prescribed to buy medicines meant for patients with abnormal behavior. The police also recovered a paper chart having details of the doctor and about his family. “It seems the accused had kept detail information about the doctor and gave final touch to his plan on Wednesday morning,” police sources said.
Twin City Commissioner of Police Dr RP Sharma on Thursday said reporters here that the accused used to keep knife always with him. He was giving online order to get the knives, he added.
Dr Sharma said motive of the accused is yet to be known. “As the accused is undergoing treatment, we could not interrogate him now. But we will quiz him very soon to know the motive of the murder,” he added.
The Commissioner of the Police said condition of Runu Behera, who was grievously injured in the attack, was stable.