Jajpur Road: In a shocking broad daylight murder a woman was brutally hacked to death by unidentified assailants near Rachhipur Chhak under Jajpur Road Police Station limits today.
Eyewitness accounts said that two bike-borne unidentified assailants chased and brutally hacked to death a woman who was pillion riding on another bike driven by a man.
The assailants have chopped off hands and legs of the deceased woman, the rider of the bike in which she was travelling has also been grievously hurt, eyewitnesses said.
“We were just passing by, there was no one here. Two assailants hacked her and sped away on a bike. The woman was conscious. We offered her water to drink thinking that she would survive, but she didn’t, she collapsed. We saw the man running away. I called the police as well as the ambulance,” said an eyewitness Tukuna Sahoo.
“The assailants have hacked her upper and lower limbs,” Sahoo added.
A police investigation into the ghastly murder has begun. The man who was accompanying the deceased on the bike has been admitted to a hospital and is undergoing treatment for his injuries.
The deceased woman is a teacher who has been identified as Jogamaya Jena while her male friend, who is also a teacher, has been identified as Subash Muduli.
The deceased was returning to her home pillion riding on the bike of her colleague Subash when they were attacked by the assailants near Rachhipur Chhak in broad daylight.
“A female teacher has been murdered today. Police are already investigating the case. The IIC is at the spot. I have also visited the spot. Very soon truth behind the murder will be out. Stringent action will be taken against the guilty,” said Jajpur Superintendent of Police, Charan Singh Meena talking to reporters here.
“The male person who was accompanying the deceased has been admitted to the hospital. We will also record his statement. We will find out if his statement can throw some light on the murder,” Meena added.
The exact reason for the ghastly murder is not yet known.