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Manas Swain murder case: Ashram caretaker reveals ‘Manas had written letter before death’

25/03/2022 at 4:07 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 25: The sensational Manas Swain murder case has taken yet another turn after the caretaker of the ashram where Manas was held hostage revealed that Manas had written a letter before his death.

The caretaker has said that she had read the 3-page letter that Manas wrote while he was held captive at the ashram. In the letter, he had mentioned how he was brutally tortured during his captivity.

He had also requested through the letter that after his death his body should not be left in the hands of his killers.

The caretaker also said that after knowing about the letter, the prime suspect of the murder, Sarmishta had forcefully taken the letter away from Manas.

The police are now looking for that letter as it might prove to be a big lead in the case.

Notably, on February 7, Manas was kidnapped by Sarmishta, the owner of a web portal where Manas was working. Sarmishta then took him to an ashram where he was held captive.

On March 12, police had found Manas’ body buried near Badhipatna hill under Ranapur police limits in Nayagarh district.

Till now a total of six people have been arrested related to the case.

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