Kendrapara: Mamata Sethi, wife of slain contractor Prakash Sethi, on Friday alleged that the latter was killed at the instance of Bharat Bhushan Swain, one of the close associates of criminal siblings Sushil and Sushant Dhalasamanta.
Talking to OTV, Mamata said Amulya Rath, who was in the construction business, was the business partner of her late husband Prakash.
“Before his death in March 2014, he (Prakash) used to talk about the intimacy between Amulya and Swain, who was arrested by the police in February for his links with D-brothers,” Mamata said adding Swain used to give her husband and his partner work on sub-contract basis.
“After Swain’s arrest, now I suspect that this person must have hatched a conspiracy with Amulya to eliminate my husband,” she stated.
Notably, the bullet-ridden body of Prakash was recovered from near a bridge at Padmanabhpur in the district on March 3, 2014. Crime Branch of Odisha police,which investigated the case, had arrested one Gayadhar Tarai in connection with the murder case.
On February 1, the Commissionerate Police had arrested two of D-brothers’ aides Ramachandra Das and Bharat Bhushan Swain from whose possession four guns, 160 rounds of bullets and Rs 12.44 lakh in cash were seized.