Tarabha murder: Odisha cops arrest another accused

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Dhenkanal, Mar 17:

The Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court here today sent Hrudananda Biswal alias Tulu, another accused in the much talked about Salman Rout murder case of Tarbha in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on a 14-day judicial remand.

Hrudananda was produced before SDJM Court here after his arrest from Khurda Road railway station early in the morning today. He was caught when he was returning from

He has been elected as a Panchayat Samiti Member from Sankulei Gram Panchayat under Sadar block of the district.

Worth mentioning, Salman Rout was shot at by unidentified miscreants on February 4 night following which he was admitted to Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital in a profusely bleeding condition. However, he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Two groups had clashed in the village over putting up of posters for the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls in the state. It was alleged that Byomkesh, an OSAP jawan posted in Keonjhar, pumped bullets into Salman’s chest from point-blank range.

Notably, FIR was lodged against 15 persons in the murder case.

So far, five persons have been arrested in connection with the murder case.