Couple arrested in murder case

Rourkela: A village ward member and his wife were arrested for allegedly killing a physically challenged woman, stated to be the man`s paramour, at Rangamati village under Bramhunitarang police, near here, police said today.

Nakul Singh, ward member of the village, and his wife Lalita beat Pramila Singh (29), the physically challenged woman of the same village, to death and then threw her body into a well outside the village yesterday.

Nakul and his wife have confessed to their crime during interrogation and the cause of the killing was stated to be an illicit relation Nakul had with the victim.

Both the accused were produced before a local court here today which remanded them to jail custody.