Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

A migrant worker from southern Gajapati district in Odisha allegedly plotted a fake murder of himself to stay away from his wife. He has been rescued by Odisha police from Mumbai.

As per the preliminary investigation by police, the accused identified as Sarat Parichha from Bariapada village, enacted the high drama in a bid to live away from his wife.

Sarat has been detained at Adava police station and his questioning is currently underway.

As per reports, Sarat had allegedly made a video call to his family members on March 6 in which he was found being thrashed by some people in Tamil Nadu. Subsequently, Sarat's family received a picture of a body sent from his mobile phone.

Following the development, Sarat’s panicked family members lodged a police complaint and urged the administration to trace him.

On the basis of the complaint, Gajapati police swung into action. After tracking the mobile phone, it was found that the video was not shot from Tamil Nadu, rather it was shot in Mumbai. 

Subsequently, a police team from Gajapati landed in Mumbai and brought Sarat to Odisha. He has been detained by Adava police. Further investigation into the incident is currently underway.

“The accused has been rescued. He has put the administration into trouble by spreading rumours of his murder. He is being questioned now. Action will be taken against him as per law,” said Mohana IIC Subhant Kumar Panda.

(Reported by Mihir Jati)