Balasore, Jan 17: In a shocking incident, a 58-year-old woman on Sunday was arrested for allegedly hiring a contract a killer for Rs 50,000 to murder her daughter at Raisuan village under Sadar police limits of this district.
The police also arrested the ‘contract killer’ Pramod Jena.
According to police, a 36-year-old woman Sibani’s body was recently recovered from under a bridge.
The incident is said to be a fallout of ongoing dispute between the woman, identified as Sukanti and her daughter, said a police officer.
As per reports, the accused was aggrieved with Sibani who was allegedly involved in the illicit liquor trade. The accused, Sukanti had contacted Jena to kill her daughter.
On January 12, Jena took Sibani to an isolated place on the pretext of some work and then killed her before dumping her body in the river.