Bolangir: Town police on Wednesday solved the mystery behind the death of a youth in shop fire in Bolangir district last month and arrested two persons for plotting the crime.
Suraj Khyati (26) was charred to death after a fire broke out in his betel shop near PP Academy Square when he was asleep on November 27.
The family members of the deceased had alleged that Suraj was killed over past enmity. On the basis of the complaint, the police had launched a probe to ascertain the circumstances leading to the death.
The investigation revealed that accused duo deliberately set Suraj’s betel shop on fire when he was asleep, leading to his death. It was a pre-planned murder over past enmity, the police said.