Nayapalli murder: 5 held for ransacking PCR Van

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Nayapalli murder: 5 held for ransacking PCR Van

Monday, 08 March 2021 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Commissionerate police on Sunday arrested Sudhir Prusty and his brother Sagar Prusty for allegedly murdering one Tukuna Das at IRC Village in the Nayapalli area on Saturday.

Besides, the Nayapalli police also arrested five persons over their alleged involvement in ransacking a PCR Van and thrashing the two accused.

The accused were arrested after their identification from the CCTV footages and the statement of the PCR van staffs. It also alleged that the arrestees had allegedly misbehaved with an woman cop, who was present in the PCR van.

All the arrestees were later forwarded to court. It might be mentioned here that a mob had attacked the two brothers after snatching them from police custody,  with plastic pipes leaving the duo critically injured. DCP Umashankar Dash said it is not the job of the police or the people to punish the accused. It is for the courts to decide what punishment they should be meted for the crimes they have committed. He appealed to people not to take the law into their hands. 

However, a friend of Tukuna made a startling revelation  regarding the incident. He alleged that Jatia was killed by Sudhir and Sagar over some intimate videos of his sister.

“Sudhir and Tukuna’s sister had love affair long time back. Sudhir was also a friend of the deceased.

However, Sudhir and Tukuna’s friendship turned bitter when the former started blackmailing the sister of the deceased on the basis of the woman’s intimate videos following her marriage with another person,” claimed the deceased’s friend Jitendra Pradhan.

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