The accused along with his sister-in-law Mariam and mother-in-law had been to a forest located on the outskirts of the village when the murder took place.
Keonjhar, Jun 13: Solving a week-old brutal murder case in which a girl had been beheaded and his mother was raped in Murgapada village here, Bolani police arrested the accused last yesterday.
The held accused identified as Rupa Singh Sidhu was nabbed from Bamebari area late in the evening.
Notably, Rupa had crossed all limits of brutality while committing the crime on June 6. He along with his sister-in-law Mariam and mother-in-law had been to a forest located on the outskirts of the village to collect mushroom and red ant when the killing took place.
A verbal duel erupted between Rupa and Mariam over certain issue on their way. As the argument escalated further, the accused took out his axe and beheaded Mariam to dump her head into a stone quarry pit located nearby. Subsequently, Rupa sexually assaulted his mother-in-law for supporting the victim.
Later the rape survivor lodged a complaint in connection with the incident at Kiriburu Police, which carried out the preliminary investigation before intimating the same to Bolani Police.