Berhampur, December 28 (Localwire): In a tragic and strange incident, three sisters of a family died under suspicious conditions within 24 hours under Digapahandi police station limits in Ganjam.
According to reports, while two of the sisters, six-year-old L Tikina Reddy and nine-year-old L Soma Reddy died on Friday, their elder sister L Barsha Reddy (12) died early morning on Saturday at MKCG Medical College and Hospital while undergoing treatment.
Residents of village Matia Borei, the three sisters were staying at their grandfather’s house at B Turubudi for a few years so that they can pursue their studies.
Their parents, daily wagers, were staying at Matia Borei.
Sources reveal that while Tikina died first at about 6 am on Friday on the way to the hospital at Digaphandi, Soma died in the evening on the same day, when their parents returned after the cremation of the body.
Similarly, their elder sister died early Saturday at MKCG where she was shifted after she fell unconscious, sources said.
The police have registered a case of unnatural death of Barsha at the outpost of medical college.
However, the Digapahandi police said they were not aware of the death of the other two sisters.
“We have no report about the death of the sisters,” Chikiti sub-divisional police officer SN Murmu said.
Villagers suspect they might have died due to suffocation from the smell of pesticides, which was used to prevent insect attack on rice.
The exact cause, however, will be known only after getting the medical report of Barsha, who died at medical college, police said.