Odishatv Bureau


Puri: Absconding main accused of Puri lodge owner and lawyer Chandan Behera’s murder, Narendranath Das alias Litu surrendered before the Puri SDJM court today. Following his surrender, Litu was taken on a 5-day remand by the police.

Till now, police have arrested 8 persons including wife of Chandan, Nibedita Behera in connection with the murder case.

Police now expects to unearth more details pertaining to the case with the surrender of the main accused.

Also Read: Puri murder: Wife conspired to eliminate Chandan for property

Police investigations till now have revealed that Chandan’s wife was the mastermind of the murder and in a bid to take over his husband’s property, she hired the contract killers.

Notably, Chandan was murdered on the Sai Kutir Lodge premises situated under Sea Beach Police limits on January 8. Chandan was attacked by 2 miscreants while entering the lodge premises on a scooter along with his friend Krushna Chandra Pradhan.