Cuttack: A day after Chauliaganj Police arrested the husband of deceased Odia TV and film actress Laxmipriya Behera alias Nikita over her death, Cuttack DCP Akhileswar Singh today said that her husband is responsible for the death.
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.
“Circumstantial evidence shows that Lipan is guilty of her murder. On the day of the incident, Nikita and her husband engaged in a fight following which the actress fell off the terrace of her house. Nikita’s mother-in-law and father-in-law are also being interrogated to elicit more information,” said DCP Singh.
Sanatan stated in the FIR that on Friday night that Lipan had come to meet her daughter at her parental house 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.