Deogarh: The police on Saturday arrested one Bikram Pradhan on charges of brutally murdering his wife Noorun and their two minor daughters. In this case, Bikram’s parents Somnatha dn Rupali and his friend Amar Samal have also been arrested. Bikram’s brother, Chinmaya is also an accused, but is on the run.
According to the police, Bikram and his wife developed a marital discord after their wedding in 2015. She was staying away from Bikram’s family as his parents did not approve of the marriage. Besides, Bikram also had illicit relation with other women, which was strongly objected by Noorun.
In a bid to get rid of his wife and daughters, Bikram plotted their murder with Chinmaya. On October 17 this year, he brought his family from Brajarajnagar (Noorun’s native place) to Deogarh and killed the three in cold blood with the help of Chinmaya. He later buried their bodies in a jungle in Baliroi village.
On November 9, locals spotted the bodies and informed the police. An investigation was conducted following which Bikram and the other two accused were arrested. Police said that a search is on to nab Chinmaya.