Jajpur: Police today arrested three contract (supari) killers from Jajpur Road area of Odisha’s Jajpur district in connection with the gruesome murder of Nizampur Samiti member Kedar Das.
The arrested have been identified as Surya Narayan Swain of Rourkela, Jajati Sahu and Subash Sahu of Paripara village under Mangalpur police station limits, informed Charan Singh Meena, S P Jajpur to reporters at a press briefing held at his Panikoili office today.
The trio had taken a supari (contracted amount for killing) of Rs 3 lakh for the murder, the S P said.
Chagala, who was arrested earlier and is in jail now had given the supari, he added.
While Surya Narayan has several cases against him at different police stations, Jajati and Subash are new entrants to the crime world, police sources said.
Notably, Nizampur Samiti member Kedar Das was murdered over political rivalry on August 1, this year and his body was recovered from Budha river on August 3 by the police.