Both Sarmistha and Jhuna had been on the run even since the body of Manas was found on a foothill in Nayagarh district about a month back.
With this, the number of total arrests made pertaining to the case rose to seven. Earlier, Sarmistha’ brother Parameshwar had been arrested from Hyderabad. What has stunned the people is that former bureaucrat Niranjan Sethi was arrested for being directly involved in the heinous crime.
The Crime Branch has undertaken the investigation into the case on the direction of DGP Sunil Kumar Bansal.