Kendrapada, September 30 (Odisha.in) Kendrapada police, on Sunday, found three dead bodies in Ayeba, 12 km from Kendrapada.
The dead bodies have been identified as Tirthabhanu Jena 42, a supporter of Nationalist congress party (NCP) and the President of Alava Co-operative society, Shyamasundar Patra55, of Alava village under Pattamundai police station and Ranjan malla37,a resident of Gunupur village under Kendrapada police station.
The deceased Ranjan Malla was the brother-in-law of Tirthabhanu Jena, said police sources.
Police are yet to find the reason behind the triple murder although it suspects the incident might be the fall out of illicit relationship between Tirthabhanu Jena and Laxmi, the wife of Ranjan Malla.
As per the preliminary investigation, Tirthabhanu Jena had developed an illicit relationship with the wife of Ranjan Malla, who was working in Bangalore in a company and came to his house on last 11th September.
According to Shantanu Dash, the Inspector -in-charge of Kendrapada police station, Ranjan Malla came to know about the illicit relationship between his spouse Laxmi and Tirthabhanu Jena and opposed Tirthabhanu not to mix with his wife.
For which an altercation might have erupted between them, which resulted in murder.
Sniffer dog squad from Cuttack has also been pressed, on Sunday, to the spot to help police in the inquiry.
The IG of Police (central Range), Santosh Kumar Uppadhaya, paid a visit to the spot to take stock of the situation. Investigation is on.