Car Driver Arrested For Death OF CM’s PA In Hit-And-Run Case In Bhubaneswar

OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Police have arrested a man in connection with the hit-and-run case that killed the PA of Odisha Chief Minister in Bhubaneswar recently.

The arrested person has been identified as Santosh Kumar Swain, a car driver who stays in Nayapalli village in the capital city, police sources said.

The incident took place on June 11 when Chief Minister’s personal assistant (PA) Chandan Kumar Mahapatra was going on his bike in Unit VIII area. While Chandan was crossing Jaleswar temple near Delta Square at around 11 am, Santosh came driving the car on wrong way and hit the former.

As Chandan sustained critical injuries and started bleeding, the locals rushed him to a hospital in the city. But he succumbed during treatment. He was a resident of Aiginia in the city limits.

Following the incident, Chandan’s brother Ranjan Kumar Mahapatra filed a complaint at Nayapalli police station. The police registered a case and started investigation to trace Santosh who was absconding since the fatal mishap.

Acting on a tip-off about presence of Santosh at a place, the police conducted a raid and arrested him on Monday. Later, they forwarded him to a local court.

OB Bureau

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