Odisha cops crack nurse Niharika murder mystery

Jagatsinghpur: Odisha police today claimed to have cracked mysterious murder of a nurse, whose body stuffed in a sack was found on a river bed in Jagatsinghpur district on Tuesday.

Terming the murder as ‘pre-planned’, police sources said that the nurse identified as Niharika Patra was killed in Cuttack.

Police recovered a CCTV footage showing the incident while the body stuffed in a sack was being carried on a motorcycle for disposal in Jagatsinghpur, police sources said.

Detailed development in the case is likely to be revealed in a press conference by Jagatsinghpur SP in the evening today.

The revelation came a day after prime accused Kishore Anchal alias Raja, who is said to be the deceased’s boyfriend, was arrested after his surrender before Biridi police on Friday.

Raja was absconding since September 13 after Niharika’s murder.

Earlier, police had detained six persons for interrogation in the case.

A team of police had been formed to investigate the mysterious murder of Niharika, whose body was found on a river bed in Jagatsinghpur district.

Niharika Patra, a native of Bhingarpur village of Khordha district, stuffed in a sack was found on Biluakhai River bed near Nuapari area in Jagatsinghpur on Sept 17 morning.

According to reports, Niharika, who was working as a staff nurse at a private nursing home in Cuttack, was missing since September 9. A missing complaint in this regard had been lodged by her family at Madhupatna police station in Cuttack.

The family was suspecting that Niharika had eloped with her beau Raja, whose whereabouts were also not clear.

After the body was recovered from the river bed in Jagatsinghpur, the family alleged that she was murdered by her boyfriend.

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