Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jul 30:
After running from the Commissionerate Police for a year, the prime accused in the killing of a liquor shop salesman at Aiginia on the outskirts of the Odisha capital late on June 18 night last year, surrendered before a trial court here today.
The accused, identified as Manoj Dalai alias Dora, hailing from Jatni area, has been sent to the Jharpada Special jail here after his bail plea was rejected by the court.
Dora, a hard-core criminal who has many cases pending against him at various police stations in Khurda district, had fired on the salesman during an altercation on the night of June 18, 2014.
The police has planned to filed a petition in a local court here seeking to take Dora on remand for further interrogation in the case.
Khandagiri police have so far arrested G Bishnu Prasad, a student of an engineering college in Jatni, in the case. He was arrested by the police on July 15. Another culprit Santu Biswal of Khandagiri is still absconding.
The car in which the three culprits had come to the alcohol shop was being driven by Prasad, the police had said earlier.
The culprits- Dora and Santu- were also involved in ganja trade in the district, the police further added.
Notably, the three assailants, who had come in a car on June 18, 2014 night, gunned down the salesman Rakesh Kumar Sahu (25) as he was not able to produce change for Rs 1000 given by them for alcohol purchased by them.