Manas’ father Panchanan Swain had lodged a complaint in Chandbali police station alleging his son was kidnapped on February 7.
Manas, a native of Nayagarh district, told them that he can recover a deleted file from Sarmistha’s computer.
Manas had also mentioned that they snatched his camera, mobile phone and Rs 4,000 from him.
Shantilata Bal, mother-in-law of Sarmistha, told mediapersons on Wednesday that the accused had showed up all of a sudden at her home on March 7 night.
The Crime Branch has taken over the investigation into the murder of Nayagarh-based cameraman Manas Swain even as the case continues to grow murkier by the day.
Niranjan was arrested on Monday for his alleged involvement in Swain’s murder.
Stating that they killed her husband in fear that the truth will come out, Jamuna demanded their arrest.
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Niranjan Sethi had last month retired as Director (Technical) of Information and Public Relations department.