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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: Following the arrest of Bikramaditya Jena, the last and fifth accused in the murder of Ollywood music director Sumanta Mohanty (in 2008) by the Commissionerate Police on Sunday, Odia film actress Bidusmita Mantri has come up with some shocking revelations in the horrific crime.

Speaking to OTV on Sunday, Bidusmita said she noticed burn marks all over Mohanty's body, ostensibly caused by burning cigarette butts, when she saw it after it was found in his car at Chakeisiani-Palasuni Road on October 10, 2008. "The killers had even chopped off his private parts," she said.

Recalling her association with the late music director, Bidusmita said, "Sumant Bhai was very close to my family as well as me. When I heard his body had been found at Chakeiseni, I immediately rushed to the spot along with my younger brother to see him. When the police learnt that I was close to Sumanta (bhai), they took me and my brother to Mancheswar Police Station and our statements were recorded for almost a day," she stated.

Claiming that the murder was pre-planned and involved past enmity, the actress said, "Those involved in the murder were juniors of Sumanta in Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya. During their college days, they had some enmity with Sumanta and in order to take revenge, they called him for to a musical programme on the fateful night. Later, they took him to a secluded place and tortured him the entire night before murdering him," said Bidusmita.

"When I reached the crime spot the next morning, I noticed several injuries including cigarette butt burns on his body and even his genitals were severed," she said adding that stringent punitive action should be taken against the culprits.

The injury-ridden body of Sumanta had been found in his car which was fished out of a canal at Mancheswar on October 10, 2008 morning. The place where the car was found was near the Chakeisiani-Palasuni Road.

The Commissionerate Police claimed that the music director was killed over ‘personal enmity’ which was traced to his college days when on the complaint of the Sumanta the main accused had been rusticated from the Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya in Bhubaneswar.

During investigation, the police had apprehended four assasins while the fifth accused Bikramaditya, who had fled to Pune following the murder and worked in the Maharashtra city as a Gym Instructor, was nabbed from Mancheswar area on Sunday, 12 years after the brutal crime.

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