Police on Friday mentioned that they’ve arrested the boyfriend of the 21-year-old scholar, whose physique was discovered on a roadside in Odisha’s Jajpur district.
Throughout interrogation, the accused advised the police that he spent an evening with the lady at a resort in Bhubaneswar and when he woke, she was mendacity unconscious, officers mentioned.
Panicked over the state of affairs, he known as a pal they usually “dumped” the physique on a roadside, the accused advised the police, as per officers.
“We’re ready for the autopsy report and different revelations by the accused to return to a conclusion within the homicide case. We’re but to know the precise purpose behind the homicide,” mentioned Jajpur’s Superintendent of Police Rahul PR.
The physique of the lady, a scholar of a college in Bhubaneswar, was discovered close to Mulapala Chhak in Jajpur’s Kuakhia police station space on Wednesday.
She was a local of Mayurbhanj and advised her household on Tuesday that she was returning residence from Bhubaneswar, following which her physique was present in Jajpur, police mentioned.
Police had earlier mentioned that two individuals have been seen on CCTV footage carrying the physique on a crimson scooter and “dumping” it.
The boyfriend was detained on Thursday evening after the lady’s father alleged that he could also be concerned within the incident.
The accused has confessed that he had a relationship with the lady, police mentioned.
He additionally advised police that she had boarded a bus for Jashipur in Mayurbhanj from Jaydev Vihar in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday morning, they mentioned.
Nevertheless, she obtained down at Vani Vihar Sq. within the state capital and walked to Rupali Sq. the place the accused was ready for her on a scooter, they added.
After that, they checked right into a resort with him and spent the evening there.
The boyfriend mentioned that when he awoke, he discovered the lady unconscious, and panicked, he dialled a pal who instantly reached the resort, based on police.
Each of them took her on their two-wheeler in an unconscious situation and halfway after they realised that she had died, they dumped the physique, police mentioned.
In the meantime, Odisha State Fee for Girls chairperson Minati Behera visited the Jajpur district to inquire into the dying case.
“I’ve mentioned the matter with the district SP and collector. Police are finishing up the investigation promptly and the district administration can also be actively doing the needful,” she mentioned.
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