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District: Cuttack District(DP)
|Bentkar Police Station
Ramesh Mallik was a resident of village Manibada under Bayalish Mouza island area in Cuttack district. He was a small farmer. His family consists of wife Baijayanti, two daughters China (16 years) & Jina (14 years) and 10 year old son Satya. Ramesh was quite helpful person and had cordial relationship with the neighbour. All the children are studying. They stay with the joint family of his elder brother Udhab Mallik. The house of Udhab Mallik is at the front side near the road and the house of Ramesh Mallick is at the back side near the field.
On 1/04/2022 night Ramesh, his wife and son slept in the back yard house, while both the daughters slept in the front part building in uncle’s (Udhab Mallik’s) house. At about 1 AM, Bikash, son of Udhab was called loudly by his mother and told that his uncle Ramesh, aunty and Satya were put on fire. He tried to come out of his house but, his grill gate was locked from outside with a piece of iron rod.
On the other part, it was not possible to lock the room from inside in which Ramesh and family were sleeping due to disengaged hinges of the door. They used to keep the door closed without locking. It got revealed later that Ramesh got up being on fire and tried to rush out of the room. He found the door locked from outside. He used all his strength to break open the door. When he came out burning, Udhab poured water on him to put out the fire. In that condition, Ramesh went inside the burning room again and rescued his wife and son.
Ramesh had severe burn injuries and other two had comparatively less injury. They were taken to SCB Medical College Hospital. Ramesh succumbed to the injuries on 7.4.2022; Baijayanti and Satya were discharged on 13.4.2022. FIR no 57 dated2.4.2022 was registered case U/S 436, 326, 307 IPC by Bentakar PS basing on the complaint by Bikash Mallik. Forensic team inspected the spot and has taken samples.
During the fact finding many angles of cause of the murder were put by the victim family and witnesses interviewed. Most probable murder theory seemed to be the relationship of the elder daughter of the deceased. This showed involvement of 4 or 5 youths. Due to many murder theories, the police are found to be clueless.