Police nab auto driver over activist murder

Puri: Commissionerate Police nabbed an auto-rickshaw driver from Nimapara of Puri district yesterday on the suspicion of his involvement in the murder of social campaigner Nalini Prabha Das.

The driver had become incommunicado after the 62-year-old woman’s body was found in her house at New Forest Park under Airfield police limits in Bhubaneswar on May 23 evening.

As per the latest report, the questioning of the auto driver is going on. Source said some ornaments including a necklace and two rings of Das were missing. Police suspect that her mobile phone, which was also missing, might have been taken away by the assailant.

However, the police are yet to make a major breakthrough in the case.