Former Sambalpur University Vice-Chancellor killed over fish theft

Jharsuguda: Laikera Police on Monday arrested a 20-year-old youth for killing former Sambalpur University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dhrubaraj Naik. The youth has been identified as Prabin Dharua of Kuanrmal village.

According to Jharsuguda Superintendent of Police (SP) Bikash Chandra Dash, Prabin was arrested from the nearest jungle within two hours after he committed the crime.

When asked about the reason behind the incident during interrogation, the accused revealed that he killed Prof. Dhrubaraj Naik over fish theft, said the SP.

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The SP further said that Prof. Dhrubaraj Naik has a pond where he used to cultivate fish, however, Prabin used to steal fish from the pond. Prof. Dhrubaraj later gave the pond to another person on a lease. But Prabin continued to steal fish from the pond to which the man protested.

The SP further said that irate over the protest, Prabin kept a vendetta against Prof. Dhrubaraj. He went to Dhrubaraj’s house under the influence of alcohol yesterday, argued with him claiming that he is yet to get some money and attacked him with an axe causing his death.

Meanwhile, Prabin Dharua has been forwarded to the court and further investigation into the matter is underway.

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