16 February 2020
Jharsuguda: Jailed former MLA Anup Sai's driver today revealed that two SUVs were used to mutilate the bodies of Kalpana Das and her minor daughter Prativa Das.
According to the driver, Barman Toppo, a Bolero and an Innova were run multiple times over the mother-daughter duo, after bludgeoning them to death near Sakambari plant in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.
Raigarh SP Santosh Singh said, "Toppo was formally arrested and produced before the court. He was remanded to judicial custody. We have booked him under the same charges as the principal accused Sai."
Today, Toppo was taken to the 'spot' to recreate the scene of crime - Hamirpur forest. He reportedly confessed to having run the vehicle over Das and her daughter's bodies, the SP added.
Toppo has also revealed crucial details on the gory crime which remained under wraps for years.
"We have launched a manhunt for the other person/s who were present at the scene of crime. Besides, we are also proceeding on formalities for the narco-analysis test of Sai and Toppo," Singh said.
Following Toppo's arrest, more skeletons are tumbling out of the closet. Raigarh police has garnered praises from all sections of the society for its consistent efforts in cracking this case which involved a political heavyweight of Odisha.