Odisha Police Unravel Mystery Behind Mahanga Widow’s Murder

Cuttack: More than a week after the murder of a 45-year-old widow at Bheda in Odisha’s Cuttack district, Mahanga police unravelled the mystery on Thursday saying she was killed over a monetary dispute.

During investigation, police found that the woman was killed by her brother-in-law after a verbal duel between the two over repayment of borrowed money.

As per reports, the deceased widow Annapurna Mahapatra had borrowed Rs 4 lakh from her younger sister’s husband Daitari Swain for constructing a house. She later refused to repay the amount which led to a bitterness between the two families.

On February 17 evening, a heated exchange of words took place between Annapurna and Daitari over the issue near Pata Nali canal. Daitari lost his temper and pressed her face into mud in the canal, killing her on the spot. The accused has reportedly confessed to his crime.


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