Nayagarh: Cracking a murder case, the Nayagarh police today revealed that a man had hired contract killers to murder his wife as the woman was opposing his alleged extramarital affair.
According to police, marital discord was prevailing between Akhi Mohapatra of Suar Sahi under Sarankul police limits in the district and his wife Sasmita as the woman was suspecting him of having an extramarital affair.
Akhi later hired two ‘supari’ killers for Rs 2 lakh to eliminate his wife. On January 29 night, the two contract killers and their two associates entered the woman’s house and strangled her to death. The murderers then hanged the body from a ceiling fan to make the incident appear as a suicide case.
However, post-mortem report revealed that the woman was strangled. While Akhi and his paramour were arrested few days ago, the four killers were apprehended yesterday and forwarded to court today.
Police have recovered Rs 20,000 and a motorcycle from the possession of the murderers.