Advocate murder in Puri: 3 accused held

Puri: Three miscreants were arrested late last night in connection with the murder of advocate and Sai Kutir Lodge owner Chandan Behera on January 8 evening.

Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi told newsmen the arrests were made after raids at different places in the town.

Details on identity of the arrested persons and motive behind the murder will be given at a press meet of the Puri SP later today.

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Notably, on January 8, Chandan Behera was attacked by two armed miscreants near Sai Kutir Lodge gate while entering the lodge premises along with a friend, Krushna Chandra Pradhan, in a scooter.

The two miscreants hacked Behera’s neck and hand in sharp weapons leading to his death on the spot while his friend sustained severe injuries.