Odisha cops arrest Kusakila twin murder accused

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Angul, Feb 12:

A day after a twin murder suspect was detained, police today arrested him for his complicity in the murder of two persons from Kusakila village under Jarapada police limits in Odisha’s Angul district who had gone missing since February 4.

jarapada police station

Following marathon rounds of intense grilling, the accused Jhasketan Rout reportedly confessed to have committed the crime.

Besides, he has also confessed to killing two more persons earlier, during interrogation.

“The accused has confessed to killing two other persons earlier. He burnt the bodies of his maternal aunt and nephew after killing them,” Angul SDPO said.

The family members of the deceased duo met the DIG (North Central Range) and demanded high-level probe into the murders.

Last evening, the bodies of the missing youth Rajkishore Sahu and Hirankshya Sahu were dug out 15-16 feet from under the earth based on the information provided by Jhasketan.

Police recovered the bodies buried behind a school.

Earlier, the villagers had complained to the police that Jhasketan had murdered the two who mysteriously disappeared from the village. Following the complaint, police picked up the accused for questioning yesterday. After rounds of interrogation, the prime suspect was arrested today.

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