Jawan, kin held for triple murder

Rourkela: With the arrest of two persons, including the jawan of a paramilitary force from neighbouring Chhattisgarh on Monday, the state police claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in last week`s triple murder at Talasara area.

The main accused Silsues Minz (25), a paramalitary force jawan and his nephew Neet Kumar Minz (25) were held from Farasabahal village under the same police sttion in neighbouring Chattisgarh, abour 40 km from Talasara, a police officer said here.

The duo was held in connection with the recovery of three bodies from Jashamora forest under Talasara police limits, about 150 km from here on Saturday, the official said.

Investigation revealed that Silsues was in love with Anita Tirkey (25) and brought Anita, her mother Sunita Tirkey (70) and niece Anu Tirkey (9) to his native village Nimatoli, near Farashabahal, the official said.

With Anita`s family having refused to finance for purchasing a plot of land at Farsabahal by Silsues, the jawan and his accomplice allegedly beheaded Anita and hacked the two others to death. The bodies and the severed head were later found from the forests near Jashomara.

Police also seized the sharp weapon, allegedly used for committing the crime.