Two accused arrested after 13 years of Puri hotelier’s murder

Puri: The police arrested two persons today on charges of murdering a lodge owner in Puri town around 13 years ago. The two accused were Gopal Das from Baselisahi area and Ranjit Pattanaik from Dhanakuti Sahi in Puri town were arrested under different sections of IPC and Arms Act.

As per reports, while Uttam Kumar Sarangi and his brother Ajaya Kumar Sarangi alias Hati were on way to their lodge at 9:30 PM on August 30, 2007, six persons attacked Hati and opened three rounds of fire at him.

Following this, Hati sustained injuries on his right side of stomach. He died while undergoing treatment at Hi-tech Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

After registering a case at Puri Town Police Station, the police launched an investigation into the matter. Out of the six accused, who were absconding since the occurrence of the incident, two were nabbed today and forwarded to the court.

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