Bolangir: Police today arrested two persons in connection with the alleged murder of youth near PP Academy Chhak in the district on November 27.
Ashok Meher and Arun Nayak were arrested by police on the charges of killing Suraj Kheti. While initial sources claimed the youth was charred to death after fire engulfed his betel shop, but it was revealed during police investigation that it was a planned murder.
Kheti was burnt alive in Balangir town on November 27 night.
He was sleeping inside his shop, which is located near PP Academy Square, when the fire broke out. Fire fighters rushed to the spot but by the time they doused the flames, Suraj was charred to death.
His brother Kanhu Kheti alleged foul play in the death. He said this was a pre-planned murder.