Siblings held in youth’s murder

Published: 25th August 2012 11:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2012 11:01 AM   |  A+A-


The Commissionerate Police on Friday arrested siblings Bilu Nayak and Nilu Nayak for the cold-blooded murder of videographer Rakesh Kumar Nayak. The videographer was gunned down in Unit VI area of the City on Wednesday.

Police claimed that the two had planned to settle a score against Rakesh and hired a contract killer for the purpose. However, the contract killer is yet to be nabbed. Police are looking for two more accomplices in the case, including the contract killer. Interestingly, while the City Police are yet to apprehend the shooter, they claimed that the murder weapon __ a Mauser __ has been seized. The reason behind the murder, Police said, was previous enmity.

Last year, Rakesh and two of his friends had barged into the house of Nayaks and ransacked the place. Bilu and Nilu were looking for an opportunity to avenge the attack. Police said the brothers are veterans in crime world. Bilu is charged in over a dozen cases starting from attempt to murder to dacoity while Nilu too has a history of criminal offences.

With DGP Prakash Mishra in the City to attend a function, the accused’s mother had threatened to meet him over detention of his sons. She has moved the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) which may have prompted the quick production of Nayak brothers in a local court.


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