Work was not available since the pandemic
According to the police, local people say that Loknath Pal used to work as a masons. Loknath was not getting work since last year when the pandemic came. After this the family had to face a huge financial crisis. Kalpana was paralyzed and Madhusmita enrolled in college this year. Police have come to know in the preliminary investigation that Loknath had to arrange money every day for the treatment of his wife. He had no source of income. He used to arrange it without any work. This landed him in great trouble.
There was a dispute between husband and wife in the morning
Police say that there was a dispute between husband and wife over money on Saturday morning. At the same time, Loknath Pal attacked his wife and daughter with a sharp weapon. After this, Loknath asked the villagers to take both of them to the hospital. Madhusmita died during treatment at Jagatsinghpur District Hospital while wife Kalpana died due to injuries while being taken to Cuttack Hospital. When Loknath came to know about this, he hanged himself from the ceiling fan at his house.