Salesman murder: Main accused surrenders

Bhubaneswar: After being on the run for more than a year, main accused of Patrapada liquor shop salesman murder Manoj Dalai alias Dora surrendered in the Khurda SDJM court here yesterday.

Source said while Dora was remanded to judicial custody, the Commissionerate Police would seek his remand for further investigation.

Notably, on June 18 last year, Dora had shot at Rakesh Nayak after an altercation over purchase of liquor. Rakesh died on the spot whereas Dora and two of his accomplices fled in a car.

Though the police had arrested engineering graduate G. Vishnu, who was accompanying Dora on the day when the crime was committed, the main accused had managed to give police the slip.