Manish Anurag death case: 3 accused likely to undergo lie detection test

Bhubaneswar: In a recent development in the death case of senior journalist Navin Das’s elder son Manish Anurag, Infocity police has appealed at the Orissa High Court in order to conduct the lie detection test of the three accused.

Earlier on October 16, Commissionerate Police arrested Amrit Biswal, Mrutyunjay Mishra and Dinesh Kumar Mohapatra on charges of Manish’s murder and destroying the relevant evidences. While Mrutyunjay and Dinesh surrendered at Phulbani police station in Kandhamal district, Amrit was detained and later all of them were arrested.

According to reports, Manish had gone along with Amrit, Mrutyunjay and Dinesh to the South City hotel in Patrapada where an argument over the bill payment took place between all of them. All the three accused attacked Manish in a fit of rage which led to his death. Thereafter, they dumped Manish’s body in the pond with an intention to destroy the evidence.

As the investigations into the matter is still underway to ascertain all other angles of the crime, the appeal has been made to conduct the lie detection test of all the three accused.

It is pertinent to mention that Manish was found floating in Namrakani pond at Patrapada in Bhubaneswar. The Tomando police team along with Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash along with the scientific team had reached the spot and initiated an investigation into the matter.

The cops rushed the body to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar for post-mortem procedure. Commissionerate Police sealed the South City hotel for investigation of the case and for violating Covid norms. Later, the post mortem report revealed that he lost his life due to suffocation and no external injuries were found on his body.

The car which was allegedly used to kidnap Manish has also been seized by the police from the outskirts of capital city.

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