Makhunu Bag death: Accused lady constable held from Bargarh

Bargarh/Sonepur: Ulunda police today arrested the then lady constable of Bheden police station Geeta Bhoi accused in the Makhunu Bag death case from Bargarh taking the total number of persons arrested in this case to six.

Geeta was absconding since her alleged complicity in the death of the 54-year old man came to fore a fortnight ago.
Official sources said she will be produced in the court today.

Earlier, constable Pramod Sahu, sub-inspector (SI) Soumya Patra and assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Pitambar Behera were arrested for their alleged involvement in the sensational death of Bag.

Bargarh superintendent of police (SP) Ashish Kumar Singh has already suspended the then Bheden police station officer-in-charge (OIC) Susil Nayak and three others in connection with the case.

It may be mentioned that the then IIC of Bheden police station had called up Makhunu Bag (54) of Dekulaba village on July 17 this year for interrogation in connection with a case Raju, his second son, who was absconding since then. But as Bag did not return to his house for several days, his family members had a frantic search but in vain.

After two months, the Ulunda police in Sonepur district seized a human skeleton from inside Metakani forest on September 24 while on the same day Makhunu’s son Biju lodged a complaint with the Ulunda police alleging that the Bheden police, after killing his father, had thrown his body inside the forest.

Acting on the complaint, Ulunda police began investigation and sent the skeleton for a DNA test to the state forensic lab which, in its report, confirmed that the skeleton belonged to Makhunu.