Cuttack: Commissionerate police today put up latka at the house of deceased Odia actress Laxmipriya Behera alias Nikita’s in-laws after her father-in-law and mother failed to appear before it for deposition.
Chauliaganj police put up the latka at the house of her in-laws, who, despite being summoned several times in the past have failed to appear before it for questioning.
Meanwhile, police arrested Nikita’s husband Lipan Sahu in connection with the death. However, Nikita’s father-in-law and mother-in-law are absconding following the mishap.
Nikita succumbed to her head injuries on Sunday. In an FIR at Chauliaganj police station, her father Sanatan Behera alleged that Nikita was being tortured physically as well as mentally by her in-laws and husband Lipan Sahu following which she was compelled to leave their house and reside with them at Mahanadi Vihar house.
Lipan had come to meet her daughter at her parental house on Friday night where he indulged in a quarrel. Lipan later called her to the terrace of the house on the pretext of discussion and pushed her off the terrace.
A critically injured Nikita was rushed to a private hospital and then shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.
While her condition started deteriorating at SCBMCH, her family members again shifted her to the private hospital where she succumbed on Sunday.