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Delanga rape, murder accused ‘Psycho killer’ arrested in Odisha


Puri: Odisha police nabbed ‘Psycho killer’, accused in connection with rape and murder of a woman in Delanga, who was found to have been involved in series of similar crime in the past.

The accused was identified as Buddhadev Behera alias Rajesh alias Jeetu alias Rajan alias Suban Nayak (31), son of Akhila Behera of Ginahaja village under Kandheigola police limits of Deogarh district. He was nabbed from Jajpur.

Buddhadev was produced before the JMFC court in Pipili today. The court sent him to Nimapara jail.

The deceased woman, who was raped and killed by Buddhadeb, was identified as Anita Nayak (27), wife of Padmalochan Nayak, of Dibari Colony in Kajuri under Raikia police limits in Kandhamal district.

During course of investigation, it was found that the ATM card, SBI green card, mobile phone found on the crime spot belong to Sunil Kumar Mahto, whose bag containing all these items was stolen from Vijaywada railway station on July 15 early morning by the accused Buddhadev.

In a press conference held here yesterday, police said that deceased Anita was a married woman blessed with two children. But, she was separated from her husband over family fued and was staying with her mother at Dibari colony. Before disturbance with her husband, she was working as a labourer in different companies of Andhra Pradesh where she came contact with Buddhadev.

On July 31, the accused had been to the house of Anita in Raikia and next day both went to Jatani. Buddhadev brought Anita to Badhihuda forest, outskirt of Mangupada village under Delanga police station convincing that they will go to his father-in-law house at Ankoi. On the way, he offered Anita a soft drink mixed with sleeping pills (Calmpose 2.5 mg) following which the woman became sleepy. Taking advantage of the situation, he took her to bushy area and committed rape. Following the crime, he cut her throat by means of a knife and left an ATM card, a SBI Green card of Sushil KUmar Mahto near the body to mislead the police. He threw the clothes of the deceased and moved to Motari railway station from where he availed a passenger train and fled away.

According to reports, the woman’s body was found in naked condition in the forest on August 2. Police found deep throat cut injury on her neck and body was lying in a pool of blood.

Addressing the press conference, Central Range IG Soumendra Priyadarsi called the accused Buddhadev a ‘mentally retarded sexual predator’ who is involved in rape and murder of five women.

He has raped and killed four other girls in a similar manner by developing friendship with them, he said adding “We will try to punish the criminal in the hardest manner for the heinous crime he has committed.”