Bhubaneswar: The police have obtained a four-day remand for three main accused in the sensational Manish Anurag murder case. The three accused who were lodged in Jharpada Special jail have been shifted to Infocity police station on Monday.
According to Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police Uma Shankar Dash, the accused — Amrit Biswal, Mrunjaya Mishra and Dinesh Mohapatra — may be taken to recreate the crime scene as part of the investigation.
The trio was arrested on charges of murder and destroying evidence (sections 364 A, 302, 201 and 34 of IPC) in connection with the death of Manish, son of senior journalist Navin Das. According to sources, the death was the outcome of an altercation over payment of bill at a hotel in Patrapada.
Manish had gone to a hotel at Patrapada along with accused Amrit, Dinesh and Mrutyunjay in the wee hours of Sunday. They had altercation over payment of bill inside the hotel. The fight also continued outside the hotel after which the trio attacked Manish. When Manish collapsed, the three accused dumped him in a nearby pond to destroy evidence, according to reports. Although there were no injury marks on Manish’s body, he is suspected to have died due to internal haemorrhage.
The mobile phone of the deceased is yet to be traced.