Nachuni police had arrested the tree persons and questioned over the recovery of the body of Nayagarh district’s Manoranjan Mohapatra at a jungle along the Chilika Lake yesterday. The arrested are none other than Manoranjan’s wife Nili Das, her boyfriend Bikram Sahu and her distant relative brother Mitu Das.
It may be noted that a suitcase containing a human body was found at the jungle near Chilika Lake under the Natuni police station limits two days back. Later, the body was identified to be of Manoranjan Mohaptra of Lakhapada of Balabhadrapur gram panchayat under Ranapur police station in Nayagar district.
During investigation, it was also known that Manoranjan was staying in a relative’s house in Chandeswar area under Tangi police station limits in Khurda district. The accused persons allegedly killed him and pack his body in a suitcase and then dumped in the Natuni jungle.