Man killed by in-laws in Odisha; Accused held while trying to dispose of body

Balangir: In a shocking incident, a man was allegedly thrashed to death by his in-laws at Chabripali village under Khaprakhol police limits in Odisha’s Balangir district, last night.

The deceased was identified as Rudra Meher of Rajabhatipada village under Padampur police limits in Bargarh district.

According to reports, Rudra had married Sarojini Meher of Chabripali while a family dispute was prevailing between the two after the marriage. Subsequently, Sarojini came to her father’s place and started residing there.

In a bid to persuade Sarojini to live with him, Rudra had come to his in-laws’ house. An argument ensued between him and his in-laws’, last night. The matter turned ugly as his in-laws beat him to death.

In order to eliminate evidence of the crime, the accused packed the body in a sack and were taking it in a van for disposal when police intercepted the vehicle.

On searching the van, cops found the body, recovered it for post-mortem and detained the accused for questioning.

Further probe was underway.

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