Bhubaneswar, Oct 14: In a major development in the investigation into the death of senior journalist Navin Das’s son, Manish Anurag, the Commissionerate police on Thursday informed that an argument that broke out between the deceased and his friends led to the murder.
Sources said that, an argument over a bill of Rs 35,000 took place between Das and his friends at Hotel South City in Patrapada of Bhubaneswar.
Earlier on Wednesday, two accused, identified as Mrutyunjay Mishra and Dinesh Mohapatra, surrendered at Phulbani police station in Kandhamal district while another suspect allegedly accompanied Das in a car was detained. The Commissionerate Police took custody of two surrendered suspects and brought them back to Bhubaneswar. The two surrendered youths were questioned by the police till late last night.
The CCTV footage of Manish surfaced where he was seen walking out of the South City hotel. The footage was said to be captured a few hours before his death. Meanwhile, the Commissionerate Police on Tuesday seized the car which was allegedly used by the deceased and two other persons on the fateful day. The Police have also detained one of the two persons with whom Manish travelled on that fateful night.
Earlier, Commissionerate Police on Tuesday informed that Manish had died due to asphyxiation (choking). According to the post-mortem examination, Anurag died due to respiratory failure.