Koraput, Oct 29: Police have arrested a couple for allegedly killing the wife’s lover in Odisha’s Koraput district.
The victim has been identified as Rahul Santal whereas the accused are Munna Din and his wife.
Police sources said, One Rahul Santal, who was a tent house worker, had an illicit affair with a married woman of Anakadeli village under Machhkund police station of the district. Meanwhile, the woman’s husband Munna Din came to know about it a few days back.
Munna counseled his wife and advised her to cut off the relationship with Rahul as it would earn an ill name for them in the village and they might be ostracised. Convinced by her husband, the woman told Rahul not to meet her anymore.
However, Rahul continued meeting the woman despite her unwillingness and her spouse’s threat. Feeling harassed by Rahul’s behaviour, she informed her husband. The couple then hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Rahul.
As per their plan, the woman called Rahul over the phone and told him to come with beer to meet her at her house last Tuesday night. After Rahul arrived with beer, the woman put rat poison in the bottle and served it to him. As Rahul died after drinking the poison-laced alcohol, Munna took the body and dumped it at a deserted place.
As Rahul did not return at night, his family searched for him and finally filed a missing case at Machhkund police station. After registering the case, the police started an investigation.
During the investigation, the police suspected the role of the woman and questioned her in the police station. During questioning, she revealed the details of the crime. The duo was remanded for judicial custody after their arrest.