Bhubaneswar: Mystery surrounding the death of RD University student Jharaphula Nayak seems to be unfolding gradually as another CCTV footage of the girl and her alleged lover Rakesh Swain has surfaced.
The video show Rakesh, who was arrested by Commissionerate Police yesterday in connection with the case, driving a scooter with Jharaphula riding pillion. A CCTV installed near a guest house, where the two had stayed in Dharma Vihar area under Khandagiri police limits, has captured the video on January 27.
Earlier, a CCTV footage showing two youths carrying Jharaphula’s body on a scooter and later dumping the same in Kuakhia area in Jajpur district had come to fore.
Meanwhile, the accused has confessed that he and Jharaphula were in a relationship and their love had started when he was engaged in laying of underground pipes at Jashipur village in Mayurbhanj district during lockdown.
He confessed that on January 26 morning, Jharaphula boarded a bus to Jashipur from Jaydev Vihar but later alighted at Vani Vihar Square. She later walked to Rupali Square, where Rakesh was waiting for her on a scooter. After that, they checked in a hotel and spent the night there. Rakesh confessed that both got into a physical relationship. The next morning, Rakesh found her in an unconscious state and got panicked.
He immediately called up his friend Shekhar, who reached the spot and both took her on a two-wheeler in unconscious condition. Midway, after realizing that she had died, the two dumped her body near Kuakhia.