Honour Killing In Odisha’s Kandhamal, 3 Of Family Arrested

Phulbani: Three members of a family were arrested on Tuesday in connection with an alleged honour killing at Talipada village under Baliguda police limits in Odisha’s Kandhamal district.

Those arrested have been identified as Dushasan Malik, Girish Malik and Nilabanta Malik.

According to sources, Sukadev Rana of Ghantapada village under Kantamal police limits in Boudh district had an affair with a girl of the family, which strongly opposed the relationship.

On August 26, the girl asked him to come over to her village. While they were having a conversation, the girl’s father and two cousins nabbed the youth and thrashed him to death. They later dumped the body in a nearby forest.

As Sukadev didn’t return home, his family members lodged a missing complaint with the local police. Following a probe, cops detained the trio, who confessed to having killed Sukadev and dumping the body in the woods.

While the three have been forwarded to court, the body has been sent to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur for postmortem, the sources added.


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