Pradeep Pattanayak

West Bengal Police arrested three persons for their involvement in the alleged murder of an elderly person from Bhubaneswar in Kolkata. 

The deceased has been identified as Subodh Sarkar, whose body was found stashed in a trolley bag on the banks of a canal in Kolkata’s New Town area on Saturday. The deceased used to live in Bhubaneswar and was staying in a rented accommodation in Belgharia for the last three months. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that Sarkar was murdered over the money he had from selling his house in Bhubaneswar. 

As per reports, some sweepers first spotted a blood-stained red trolley bag on the banks of the canal in New Town on Saturday morning. Soon the police were informed. 

While carrying out checking at Midnapore toll gate, the police stopped a car and the police found blood stains inside the vehicle's boot. Soon the occupants- Soumyakanti Jena, who works as a relationship manager in a private bank at Nimta, and the driver of the car, were detained. 

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During interrogation, Jena confessed to having committed the crime. Subsequently, the duo was arrested. The identity of the third arrested person is yet to be revealed by the police. 

A detailed investigation is underway to ascertain the motive behind the murder. 

Bhubaneswar DCP, Prateek Singh said, “As the investigation is underway, things can’t be disclosed now. Once the investigation is over, details about the case will be shared.”

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