Couple killed over land dispute in Odisha; 3 detained

Baripada:  In a spine-chilling incident, a couple of Phuljharan village under Jharapokharia police station in Mayurbhanj district was allegedly killed over land dispute.

The incident came to fore after the mutilated body of the woman was recovered from an abandon well while her husband was found dead in a nearby forest yesterday.

Sources said a few villagers first spotted the body of Surei Tudu in a nearby forest and immediately called up Jharapokharia police. The cops along with a scientific team reached the spot for a probe and later recovered his wife Ledai’s body from an abandoned well. Purportedly, the double murder took place late night on November 10. Since the couple had a dispute with family members over land issue, it is suspected the latter might have killed them.

Meanwhile, police have detained Surei’s nephew and his two friends for interrogation in this connection.

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