Gajpati: Police today arrested a couple on charges of murdering their two daughters in Chheligada village under R Udyagiri police limits today.
Police arrestedamod PrAchari and Rajeswar Achari for allegedly killing their daughter Swapna (22) and Kiran (14), whose bodies were found from a well outside their house on two days back.
R Udayagiri SDPO said that Pramod and Rajeswari had thrown their bodies into the well after forcing them to consume poison.
According to sources, Swapna was to tie the nuptial knot with a youth from Bhubaneswar. Engagement was also performed. But the marriage could not be solemnized.
Initially, the couple said the police that Swapna was under severe depression after the marriage proposal failed and due to this Swapna jumped to the well to kill self. And since Kiran loved her very much she also jumped to the well.
However, police zeroed in on the Pramod and Rajeswari after post mortem report revealed that the duo died due to poisoning.