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Police crack Niharika murder case, arrest boyfriend

Jagatsinghpur: Jagatsinghpur police has cracked the Niharika Patra murder case, in which the body of Niharika was found at Biluakhai river bed near Nuapari in Jagatsinghpur on September 18.

Kishore Anchal aka Raja, the prime suspect in the murder case, has confessed to the murder, said Jagatsinghpur Superintendent of Police (SP) R Prakash today.

“Raja, the deceased’s boyfriend has confessed that he murdered nurse Niharika in Cuttack and packed her body in gunny bag and dumped it at Biluakhai River bed,” Prakash told reporters in a press conference here.

Notably, on September 17, an unidentified body stuffed in a gunny bag was recovered from the Biluakhai river bed near Nuapari in Jagatsinghpur and later the family members identified the body to be that of Niharika.

“Niharika, a native of Bhingarpur village of Khurda district was untraceable since September 8 and a missing complaint was filed by her family at Madhupatna Police station in Cuttack the following day. Though both the deceased Niharika and accused Raja were into a relationship for the past few years, Niharika was reluctant to marry Raja as he is unemployed,” said Prakash.

“On September 8 Raja picked Niharika from the hospital where she was working as a nurse. Later, he took Niharika to his friend’s rented house located at Chauliaganj and killed her and dumped it at Biluakhai river bed,” added the SP.

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