Bhadrak rape & double murder accused committed crime to seek ‘revenge’

Bhadrak: Gopinath Mohanty, accused in the sensational rape and double murder in Odisha’s Bhadrak, today revealed shocking reasons for committing the crime.

Mohanty said he killed Rabindra Behuria and his wife Bhaktilata Behuria in order to seek revenge as they had physically tortured the accused’s parents in the past.

“When I was a kid, the husband-wife duo used to torture me and my parents physically. I wanted to kill them to seek revenge. I initially killed Rabindra and then murdered his wife Bhaktilata. I had also planned to kill their daughter but failed to do so as one of their kin reached the spot and I fled,” Mohanty said to reporters.

“I had earlier attempted 3-4 times to murder them but could not succeed. This time, I offered liquor to Rabindra and he consumed it, following which I tied him and pushed him into a culvert. After Rabindra died, I headed towards his house and committed the crime,” he said.

On the other hand, gold & silver ornaments and money were seized from the accused’s possession which were looted by him from Rabindra’s house, a police official said, adding that Gopinath tried to kill Rabindra’s minor daughter in a bid to eliminate evidence as she had witnessed her mother’s murder. Moreover, Bhadrak SP had yesterday said the accused allegedly raped the minor girl.

Notably, Rabindra’s body was today recovered from a culvert adjacent to NH-26 near Maa Kalitri Temple here. On the basis of the statement of Gopinath, police searched the place and recovered the body this morning.

The accused was arrested yesterday near a petrol pump at Chandrasekharpur in Bhubaneswar.

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