5 held in Kantabanji newspaper distributor murder, love affair behind the crime

Balangir: By cracking the 3-day-old murder mystery of a newspaper distributor in Kantabanji area in Balangir district, police today arrested at least five persons and linked the killing to a love affair.

The victim had been to his lover’s house on November 11 when caught by her family members who murdered him and dumped the body in an abandoned well located at the back of the Radhaswami Satsang Bhawan,  Balangir SP Madkar Sandeep Sampat said while Informing on the arrest at a press conference here.

Post recovery of the body from the well on November 16, a special police team has been formed under Kantabanji SDPO Saroj Mohapatra which later detained the girl’s father Duryo Suna, mother Pushpa Suna, younger brother Gagan Suna, uncle Raghunath Suna and another relative Rajan Suna on suspicion, Sampat added.

All the accused were taken into custody after confessing to the crime during the interrogation. They would be forwarded to court today.

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