Ramakanta Biswas

Khordha police has cracked the murder case of a man, whose body was found stuffed in a trolley bag, and arrested three persons including the wife of the deceased.

Addressing a presser, Khordha SP Siddharth Kataria revealed that the wife of the deceased was the mastermind of the crime who eliminated her husband to get rid of torture. 

The accused woman, identified as Mili, orchestrated the murder of her husband Manorajan Mohapatra with the help of her cousin brother and his associate. 

As per the SP, Manoranjan, who hailed from Lakhpada under Ranpur police limits in Khordha district, was a habitual drunker and used to beat up his wife Mili in an inebriated condition.     

“The motive of the murder is torture meted out to Mili by her husband. There were 6-7 cases against the deceased including NBW (non-bailable warrant). He used to drink frequently and torture his wife. It prompted her to take revenge and plot the murder,” Kataria said. 

“As per the inquest, Manoranjan was murdered by strangulation with the help of a rope. The post-mortem report will divulge more details. The primary spot of the crime was Chandeswar where the couple used to live while the secondary spot is Haripur forest,” Kataria added.      

The SP further revealed that the accused had purchased a  new trolley bag to dispose of the body in the forest to hide the crime.
The police took the accused to the primary as well as secondary crime spot and recreated the crime scene.

It can be mentioned here that the body of the deceased was found stuffed in a trolley bag in Haripur forest under Nachuni police jurisdiction in Khordha district on Sunday.

Reported by Balaram Lenka, OTV