Mantu Patra murder case: Accused jawan held from Assam

Dhenkanal: A team of Dhenkanal police on Saturday arrested Sanjay Kumar, an Army jawan from Dibrugarh in Assam, for the brutal murder of a jeweller Mantu Patra here on September 3.

Addressing a presser, Dhenkanal Superintendent of Police Santosh Nayak informed that the accused Sanjay was into an illicit relationship with the deceased Mantu Patra’s wife Aruna for the last two years.

The accused had come in contact with Patra’s wife Aruna through Facebook and later both fell in love with each other. Police said Aruna had lied to Sanjay that she was unmarried.

According to police, Aruna had hatched the conspiracy to kill her husband after the latter came to know about their relationship.

Sanjay used to frequently travel from Haryana to Dhenkanal to meet Patra’s wife and give her money.

“The accused Sanjay was in a relationship with the woman for last two years. We nabbed him from Dibrugarh with the help of some army personnel where he was posted,” said Nayak.

Nayak further informed that Patra, who was the owner of a jewellery shop, was brutally hacked to death by Sanjay inside his house at Minabazaar of Dhenkanal town on September 3.

After committing the crime, Sanjay had immediately returned back to his village. Aruna was earlier arrested in connection with the crime.