Alleged rapist arrested

Berhampur: Police on Thursday arrested a man on charge of rape, murder and loot of the gold ornaments of a 38-year old married woman at Bramhanachai under Ganjam district s Hinjili police station limit.

Allegedly after committing rape and murder, accused Sushant Sahu (36) had also looted the gold ornaments of the deceased.

“We have recovered the gold ornaments from Sahu’s possession, said inspector-in charge, Hinjili police station PK Sahu. The deceased was identified as Manjula Pradhan, wife of Babula Pradhan of Bramhanachai under Hinjili police station limit.

Body of the woman was recovered by the police near a canal at Samarajhol in the same police station on Tuesday; a day after her husband had lodged FIR before the police alleging his wife was missing from Ralab, near his village.

The woman was on her way to Ralab to attend a feast on Monday night when the incident took place.