Russians’ Death In Odisha: Crime Branch Collects Remains Of Deceased From Cremation Ground

Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police, which is investigating into mysterious death of two Russians in Rayagada district, collected the burnt remnants of the deceased persons on Saturday.

The Crime Branch team consisting of four officers and forensic experts visited the cremation ground at Raygada  where the last rites of Russian lawmaker Pavel Antov and his fellow traveller Vladimir Bidenov were performed. They seized their burnt remnants for forensic examination.

They also carried out thorough checking of Room No 319 and 401 of the hotel where they were staying before their death and seized some articles. They also obtained the list of guests, who were staying in the hotel from December 1 to 27, with their corresponding addresses and other details for verification. They obtained the list of hotel staff and examined it.

The CB team recorded the statement of Russian couple Turov Mikhail and Pane Senko Natalia who accompanied Pavel and Vladmiri with the assistance of interpreter and of tourist guide Jitendra Singh. The entire process was completed with audio-video recording.

The Crime Branch is planning to move the CBI, which acts as Interpol’s national bureau in India for coordination, for necessary assistance in this regard.

Also Read: Russian Lawmaker’s Death In Odisha: Will Crime Branch Seek Interpol Help In Probe? – odishabytes

It may be noted that Pavel had died after falling from a three-storey hotel in Rayagada on December 24 and Vladimir died of suspected heart attack in the same hotel two days after.

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