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Suryakant Jena

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police today claimed that it has made a significant progress in the probe into the murder of three homeless persons in the city a few days ago.

Twin City Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty today informed that after six days of marathon investigation, the police have found that all the three murders were committed by a deranged person who had been undergoing treatment at the psychiatric department of the SCB Medical College and Hospital.

Even though the police have not clarified the identity of the accused apprehending that it would create hindrances in the probe, police sources said that detailed address of the murderer has been identified.

“We have left no stone unturned to find details of the murder during the probe and I hope that we will nab the accused soon,” said Twin City Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty.

Surprisingly, police investigation has revealed some interesting facts behind the murder. According to the police, the murderer has a penchant for women’s garments.

It may be noted that a youth was found dead with deep injury marks near Ranihat Bridge on Tuesday morning. Later, two bodies, one from near SCB Medical College and another from neighbouring OMP market, were recovered on Wednesday morning. Interestingly, the throats of all the three bodies were slit and their heads were found to be smashed with a heavy object.

Following the incidents, police geared up to solve the crimes on a war footing. After preliminary investigation, cops found that in all the three cases, the accused had fled the spot immediately after committing the crime.

Based on the forensic report and collection of evidence from the spot and its adjoining areas, police suspected that a psychopath was behind the murders.

To ascertain the truth behind it, police found that as many as 11 different patients were undergoing treatment on the name of the accused at the Psychiatric department of SCB. After interrogation of the hospital staff, police have finally narrowed their suspicion on the accused.

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