17 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate of Police on Tuesday arrested seven persons in connection with the murder of a youth which occurred one week back at Rangamatia. The youth Deepak Behera (25) was hacked to death by three persons on September 10.
DCP Anup Sahoo said past enmity was the motive behind the murder. The accused have been identified as Soumya Ranjan Parida, Suresh Chandra Sahoo, Pratap Parida, Prafulla Parida, Pramod Parida, Malay Ranjan Tarai and Manoj Behera.
The police have launched a manhunt to nab one Chaina Chemi involved in the murder. “Behera had a past criminal record. The deceased had earlier assaulted Soumya, Suresh and Chaina. They nursed a grudge and plotted to eliminate Behera,” Sahoo said.