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Vikash Sharma

Balasore: A woman was arrested on Sunday for allegedly hiring a contract killer for Rs 50,000 to murder her daughter in Balasore district. The body of the deceased, Sibani Nayak (36) was recently recovered from under a bridge at Nagram village.

Divulging details of the gruesome murder, Police officials said that accused woman, Sukuri alias Sukanti Jena had hired a contract killer, identified as Pramod Jena to kill Sibani. Apart from the woman, Sadar Police officials have also arrested Jena.

The incident is said to be a fallout of ongoing dispute between Sukanti and her daughter Sibani. As per reports, the accused was aggrieved with Sibani who was allegedly involved in illicit liquor trade.

Sadar SDPO, Pravash Chandra Pal said the accused Sukanti had contacted Pramod to kill her daughter and had given an advance of Rs 8,000 two months back.

Pramod, who works as a driver, knew Sibani as she used to frequently travel with him to different places, said Pal. Though Sibani was married, she was staying near her parents place for the last 11 years.

On the day of incident (January 12), Pramod took Sibani to an isolated on the pretext of some work. Later with the help of two of his associates, Pramod killed Sibani using a stone and dumped her body in the river, said Pal.

“We have arrested two persons including the contract killer. Two other accused involved in the murder case are still absconding. We have seized the car and further investigation is underway,” Pal added.

(Edited By Ramakant Biswas)

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