Pramodini acid attack: Odisha police nabs prime accused after 8 years

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Pramodini acid attack: Odisha police nabs prime accused after 8 years Jagatsinghpur: Odisha police arrested two persons including the prime accused in connection with the 2009 acid attack case of Pramodini Roul in Jagatsinghpur district from different places.

While a special team of Jagatsinghpur police arrested the prime accused of the crime, Santosh Bedanta, an Indian Army Jawan posted at Kupwara in Jammu & Kashmir, from Kolkata and his aide Biswajit Dalsinghray was nabbed from Nayagarh.

Santosh allegedly threw acid on Pramodini over one-sided love affair while she was returning to her uncle’s house at Tirtol on April 18, 2009. Pramodini, who was only 16-year-old, underwent series of surgeries at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack but unfortunately lost her eyesight.

However, police failed to nab the accused and had even closed the case in 2012 citing ‘No Clue’.

The hope of justice sprouted again after Jagatsinghpur district police moved the court for reopening the case in August 2017 after getting concrete intelligence and evidence in the horrific acid attack.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team had visited Kupwara in Jammu & Kashmir where the prime accused was posted, but he had reportedly left Kashmir and had absconded to Kolkata.

Sources at the police said that the duo will be taken on remand after being produced before the court today.

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