ROURKELA: Twelve days after the murder of a woman, police arrested six persons, including the woman’s husband Kamal Kishore Oram, on Monday.
The woman, Janaki Oram (35), was found dead in her house under mysterious circumstances at Chhend Bank Colony under Chhend police limits on September 7.
Informing about the arrests to mediapersons on Monday, police attributed the murder to illicit relationship of Oram (48), a Deputy Manager of Sector-17 branch of SBI, with two women. The two women were also arrested.
Zone-I DSP PK Mishra and Chhend police station IIC GB Biswal said, Oram was having an illicit relationship with his sister-in-law Sonia Oram (45) of Balishankara block in Sundargarh district and another woman Rita Kerketta (35). Kerketta, a married woman, belongs to Kardega in neighbouring Jharkhand’s Simdega district.
The IIC said, Janaki used to vehemently oppose Kamal’s illicit affairs and at one point of time, the two women along with Kamal conspired to eliminate her.
Accordingly, Rita contacted her acquaintance Dipak Ekka (35) of Rajgangpur who hired contract killers Md Irshad Alam (24) and Gulshan Kumar alias Sashikant (19). The deal was finalised at `2 lakh, the IIC said.
Investigation revealed that as planned, the two hired killers reached Bank Colony residence of Oram on the fateful day when Kamal left for office after lunch, said Biswal.
The killers barged into the house and Gulshan caught hold of Janaki, while Irshad slit her throat with a knife, but they did not harm her daughter. While escaping, they threw the blood-stained knife in DAV pond along the Ring Road, the IIC said. All the six accused persons were sent to jail on Monday after being produced in a Rourkela court.