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Odisha: Accused involved in murder of music director held after 13 years

14/03/2021 at 4:18 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 14: Police today arrested an accused involved in murder of music director Sumanta Mohanty in October 2008. The accused identified as Bikramaditya Jena (44) was absconding before being nabbed after nearly 13 years.

Police said that Jena is the fifth accused arrested in the murder. Police had earlier arrested four accused including the prime accused Manas Ranjan Vedanta. The accused had killed Mohanty following an old grudge.

The body of Mohanty was found stuffed inside the dicky of a Maruti car in a canal in Bhubaneswar.

Police said that Jena who holds a diploma degree in computer application was in Pune for past few years. “He was a gym trainer there but later lost his job following an accident. He has been trying to return Bhubaneswar after losing his job. He returned few months ago but didn’t stay at his home in Bomikhal. Instead, he was staying in the house of the prime accused,” said a police official.

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