BHUBANESWAR: In what could turn out to be clinching evidence against dreaded Sushant and Sushil Dhal Samanta brothers, the Twin City Police has secured DNA match in Dipu Mallick murder.
Dipu’s DNA samples were matched with his parents and the result was positive. An aide of the gangster siblings, Dipu was allegedly murdered by the duo along with another associate Om Prakash Swain.
Reliable sources said Dipu’s DNA samples were collected under dramatic circumstances. After police seized a vehicle owned by the brothers, it carried out a thorough examination. In the boot of the vehicle, the cops examined the mat.
“We found blood samples in sponge materials which lay under the mat of the boot. The fact that blood remains were present in the vehicle even two years after the murder was something we certainly did not expect. But kudos to the team which retrieved it,” police sources said.
The DNA samples were subsequently compared with Dipu’s parents and a match was obtained. This piece of forensic evidence could be very crucial to tie the siblings to the murder in the trial process. The Commissionerate Police is likely to submit its first chargesheet in the case later this month.
Since Om was also murdered along with Dipu, the evidence would be of significance to the two cases. In fact, the cops have also recorded statements of nine persons under Section 164 of CrPC in this connection which means the gangster brothers will have a tough time defending themselves.
Dipu and Om were allegedly kidnapped and murdered by the dreaded gangsters in November, 2013. The bodies were subsequently disposed of in Jharkhand.