Mahanga double murder: Prime accused accepts murdering BJP leader, associate

Cuttack: The prime accused in the Mahanga double murder case today accepted killing BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral on January 2 night. While being taken to the court, the prime accused, Panchanana Sethi accepted killing the duo to take revenge of the past enmity.

Panchanana claimed Kulamani and his son attacked after undressing him some days ago. Though Panchanana lodged a police complaint against the BJP leader and his son, no action was taken against them. To take revenge of the humiliation, Panchanana with the help of some others hacked Kulamani and his associate to death.

Sources said the police might seek a remand of Panchanana to elicit more information about the double murder. Till now the police have arrested five persons.

Following the incident, the police booked 13 persons including Law Minister Pratap Jena on basis of an FIR lodged by deceased Kulamani’s son Ramakant.

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