Andhra Bank cashier murdered over ‘affair with minor girl’

Berhampur:  A cashier reportedly working in Andhra Bank’s Mundamarai branch in Aska area has allegedly been beaten to death for his involvement in an illicit relationship with a minor girl of the area. The deceased identified as Binayak Behera, happens to be a resident of Chhatrapur in Ganjam district.

As per sources, the Aska police today, on receiving information, recovered the body of Behera lying in a pool of blood besides the hills nearby Mundamarai College.

Sources revealed that Behera was a retired defence personnel and working as a cashier at the Andhra Bank for the past three years. He was reportedly in a relationship with a girl of Mundamarai studying in Class 10, since a long time, sources added.

Though initial reports claimed that Binayak‘s murder could be a fallout of this relationship, police have initiated an investigation to find out the actual reason behind the incident.

“The body bore injury marks on head and back. I think he was thrashed mercilessly and thrown from a height of nearly 20 feet,” said Chandrasekhar Barik, a local.

Aska SDPO (Sub-Divisional Police Officer), Suryamani Pradhan said, “An investigation is currently underway. We are interrogating his family members, locals as well as the girl with whom he was in a relationship. Based on the facts and evidences we derive from the post mortem reports, action will be taken.”