Odisha woman held for eatery owner's murder a history-sheeter 

The accused Sunki Rana had served 12 years for murdering her sister-in-law back in 2005.
Image used for representational purpose
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BHUBANESWAR: Days after the owner of an eatery at VSS Nagar in the city was found murdered in his house, police arrested a woman from Puri for allegedly committing the crime. This is not the woman’s first tryst with law as she had served 12 years for murdering her sister-in-law back in 2005.

The accused Sunki Rana from Jharsuguda allegedly killed Biswajit Nayak following a heated argument on January 14. Nayak, a resident of Sagua village within Balianta police limits, owned an eatery in VSS Nagar. His body, with injury marks on his head, was found from his house in the village under mysterious circumstances on Sunday.

Investigation into the case revealed the victim had a brief relationship with Rana, who had earlier been awarded 12 years imprisonment for killing of her sister-in-law in 2005. Rana had committed the crime suspecting the victim of having an illicit affair with her husband.

DCP Prateek Singh said after serving the sentence, Rana was staying at an ashram in Puri for the last four years. Nayak came in contact with her in the ashram.

“Nayak’s mother often visited the ashram and the former visited the place to drop her. Nayak met Rana at the ashram and soon both of them entered into a relationship,” he said.

As per probe, Rana used to visit Nayak’s house regularly. During her visit to Nayak’s place towards the end of December, she received regular calls from the ashram on her return. As Nayak did not want her to go to Puri, it resulted in a heated argument between the two. Rana, in a fit of rage, hit Nayak with a wooden stick multiple times as a result of which he sustained critical head injuries leading to excessive bleeding and death. Rana after committing the crime went to Puri in a bus.

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