Kendarapra: Police today arrested the husband of the woman whose body was found in Rajanagar area in a sack on June 28.
The accused has been identified as Ranjan Rout the husband of the deceased Rani Mishra. Police have also arrested the younger brother of the accused Bijay Rout and another accused Sukhadev Bhadra for helping in the disposal of the body.
Police said that the deceased a native of Jagatsinghpur used to torture Rout over petty issues. “Rani had a second marriage with the accused. Later the accused decided to eliminate her and took her to his village from Bhubaneswar. The accused along with his two brothers strangulated her to death,” said a police official.
Police said that the accused killed the woman on June 26 and kept the body in their house for 24 hours. “Later they took the body in a four-wheeler and dumped it in an isolated place,” added the police official.