Jajpur: Love triangle proved fatal for a youth of Damodarpur village under Sukinda police limits in Jajpur district after he was allegedly murdered another youth recently. However, police have arrested accused Ranjan Sethi, a driver by profession.
The deceased has been identified as Ashok Sahu, who worked as a data operator in Sukinda block office.
Sources said after three months of a relationship, accused Ranjan was ditched by the girl she was in love with. Later, the girl fell in love with Ashok. To take revenge, Ranjan and his two associates plotted a plan to eliminate Ashok and kept an eye on the daily activities of the latter.
On June 17, Ranjan was waiting for Ashok with his truck at an isolated place. When Ashok came riding his scooter, the accused drove towards him and crushed the former to death under his truck.
Acting on a complaint lodged by family of the deceased, police launched a manhunt and traced all accused.
“Ranjan and his two associates-Chinmaya Mahankud and Panchua Nayak- have been arrested and produced before court,” informed Kalinga Nagar Additional SP Rajkishore Dora.