Odisha: Police arrest key accused in minerals trader Nirakar Sahu murder case

Kamakhyanagar: A probe team today arrested the prime accused identified as Dibyadarshan Mahunta in connection with the murder of minerals trader Nirakar Sahu. Dibyadarshan had previously given Supari (contract money) to take revenge on Nirakar for the alleged killing of his father, a police source said.

Other accused persons involved in the crime will be nabbed soon, SDPO Pravat Tripathy expressed.

It is pertinent to mention, Nirakar also happened to be the prime accused in a murder case and he was allegedly shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Kamakhyanagar of Dhenkanal on September 27. Police had recovered his body from near Malabandha canal of Alatuma village under Kamakhyanagar police limits. Apart from bullet injuries on his body, his neck was also severely wounded.

Nirakar was an accused in the murder of Baruan samiti member Deepak Mahunta in 2021.

“My brother was murdered by some close aides of Deepak Mahunta who called him on the pretext of a fire mishap occurring at the site and then killed him,” Nirakar’s brother Sarbeswar had alleged.

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