Balangir: Police have nabbed four persons, including the prime accused, in the murder of Srikanta Nanda at Puintala in Balangir district.
Puintala SDPO Srimanta Barik on Sunday identified the prime accused as Suresh Bairi
Notably, Srikanta Nanda was kidnapped on August 8. The kidnappers had a plan to collect Hanuman coins from Nanda’s father as ransom. Suresh along with eight others wrapped Shrikant’s face with cellotape, following which he fell unconscious. Suspecting that he had died, they dumped the body in a water body.
His body was found on Suktel river bank at Durgapalli village on August 10.
Based on the complaint of the brother of the deceased, Puintala police then launched an investigation and nabbed the four.
Suresh confessed to his crime during interrogation, the SDPO said.
However, raids are still being conducted to nab others involved in the murder, he added.