Odisha doctor kills man, buries body after cutting into pieces over love affair

Berhampur: Body of a man, who went missing 25 days ago, was found chopped into three pieces and recovered in a decomposed condition from a secluded place at Badagumula near Ambapua in Ganjam district sending shockwaves in the area. According to sources, Hrushikesh Tripathy, a doctor of a private health clinic in Berhampur, allegedly murdered the man and buried the body over a ‘triangular love’ affair.

According to sources, the deceased, Bishnuprasad Gouda of Chikiliga village under Khallikote block of the district was reportedly in love with a nurse working at Gayatri Clinic, owned by Hrushikesh.

On August 18, 2018 Gouda, who is a bank official, visited the house of the nurse and went missing thereafter.

As he was untraceable, Gouda’s family members including his wife lodged a complaint at Baidyanathpur police station.

On September 9, an unknown caller informed Gouda’s family members that he has been murdered. The caller also stated that someone named Behera who works at Gayatri clinic is involved in the incident, family members stated.

After a preliminary probe, police have detained and interrogated one, Gangadhar Behera, who works as the assistant of Hrushikesh.

Upon interrogation, Police established that Tripathy had murdered Gouda over a love affair with his clinic’s nurse. He allegedly chopped Gouda’s body into 3 pieces and with help of Behera and other associates, packed the body parts into a bag. He took the bags to a secluded place in a car and buried it in a pit.

Additional SP, Berhampur, Santanu Das said a triangular love affair between the nurse, the doctor and the deceased seems to be the main reason behind the murder.

The doctor’s assistant Behera has been arrested in connection with the incident and the said nurse is also under detention. Police is interrogating her to ascertain more details regarding the incident. However, prime accused Hrushikesh is reportedly absconding and police sources said a manhunt has been launched to nab him.

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