KENDRAPARA:THE body of a 24-year-old newly-married Dalit woman was found in a sack near the bank of river Luna at Tubihuda village under Kendrapara Sadar police limits on Wednesday. The body was wrapped in a cloth and the woman’s hands and legs were tied up.
The deceased is Mamina Mallick of Gadama village in Jagatsinghpur district. It is suspected that she was beaten and strangulated to death by her in-laws. After killing her, they tried to dump the body in the river but had to leave it on the river bank as some fishermen saw them carrying it.
Prakash Rout of Tubihuda village and Mamina had married in a temple on March 1 this year against the wishes of their parents. They were working together in a private company in New Delhi. Prakash’s family was against the inter-caste wedding as Mamina was a Dalit, said Kendrapara SP, Dayanidhi Gochayat.
Police have registered a case under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section- 3 of SC and ST Atrocity (Prevention) Act against Prakash, his father Bhaskar, mother Kamali and sister Nalini Rout. While Mamina’s in-laws have been arrested, her husband is absconding. The body has been sent for postmortem and police have launched a search operation to trace out Prakash. Tension mounted in the village when Mamina’s body was found. Locals attacked her in-laws and ransacked their house.
Man arrested for wife’s murder
Baripada: A person was arrested on Wednesday by Bahalda Police in Mayurbhanj district on the charges of allegedly murdering his wife fives days back. The accused has been identified as Vikash Sahu (45) of Bahalda. His wife Rashmi Rekha Sahu (34) was found dead on October 6 and postmortem revealed that she was beaten to death. The body bore severe head injuries. Father of Rashmi, Jayanta Kumar Duai, filed a police complaint in which he alleged that she was a victim of domestic violence ever since she got married to Vikash, a liquor vendor. An alcoholic, Vikash used to torture her physically and mentally over trivial issues, Jayant alleged. Vikash has confessed to the crime. He was produced in SDJM court which remanded him in judicial custody.