Jagatsinghpur: Police detained six persons for interrogation in connection with mysterious murder of a staff nurse, whose body was found on a river bed here in the district yesterday.
The Biridi police detained six last night and currently grilling them to crack the murder mystery.
The body of nurse identified as 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 Tuesday 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 namely Raja, whose whereabouts were also not clear.
With the body was recovered from the river bed in Jagatsinghpur, the family alleged that she was murdered by her boyfriend.