The body of a newly-wed woman was found wrapped in a sack was found in a forest near Parshurampur village under Rasol block in the district on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Aarti Sahoo (27), daughter of Santosh Sahoo of Parshurampur village.
Sources said Aarti was in a love relationship with one Sujit Sahoo, a resident of Colony Sahi of Parshurampur. The couple got married around seven months ago. During the time of marriage, Aarti’s in-laws had demanded dowry, following which her parents had given them Rs 1 lakh cash.
But her in-laws were allegedly demanding more dowries since then.
On the day, when Aarti’s father visited her house after hearing about her illness, he found the house locked. When he inquired, a neighbour told him that Aarti’s in-laws killed her and took the body in an auto-rickshaw somewhere.
Later, her father lodged a murder complaint against her in-laws at the Rasol police station. Following which police conducted a search and found the body stuffed in a sack in the jungle. The cops sent the body for postmortem to ascertain the exact cause behind her death. Later, the police arrested Arati’s husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law in this connection.