Five held for killing man, burying body in Mahanadi riverbed


Cuttack: Police recovered a body from Mahanadi riverbed near Jagatpur in Cuttack on Wednesday who was allegedly hacked to death by five persons of the same locality over a heated argument.

The deceased was identified as Shiba Sahoo (35) of Talabania in Jagatpur area.  Shiba’s family member had lodged a complaint alleging that he was murdered and his body was buried in the riverbed to wipe out evidence.

On the basis of the complaint, police launched a search in the Mahanadi riverbed and retrieved the body. After exhuming the body , police arrested the five suspects including a liquor trader identified as Sania Singh (30) in this connection.

As per the complaint, Shiba was allegedly attacked by the accused after they had a heated argument over consuming liquor last Sunday.

In a fit of rage, the accused men killed Shiva after hitting his head with a piece of asbestos on Monday night. Later they took the body to the Mahanadi riverbed and buried it in the sand.


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