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Odisha: Husband of dead TV actress Nikita detained


Cuttack: A day after Odia TV and film actress Laxmipriya Behera (32), popularly known as Nikita, died under mysterious circumstances at a private hospital here, her husband has been booked by the Commissionerate Police today.

Lipun Sahu, the husband of Nikita, has been detained following a formal complaint was lodged against him at Chauliaganj police station here this evening.

Nikita’s father, Sanatan Behera, has lodged the complaint against the victim’s husband and her mother-in-law and father-in-law accusing them of murder.

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In his complaint, Sanatan alleged that her daughter was murdered by Lipun as two were not in a good relationship for the last few months.

Acting on his complaint, the cops, meanwhile, has detained Lipun for interrogation over the matter.

Nikita, who was known for her roles in TV serial ‘ACP Nikita’ and Odia movies, including ‘Tu Mo Akhira Tara’, ‘Chori Chori Mana Chori’ and ‘Mathare Dei Pata Odhani’ died on Saturday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Cuttack.

According to the police, the actress was admitted to a private hospital after sustaining head injury in an accident on Friday night due to sustained grievous injuries on her head after falling from the roof top of her parental house at Mahanadi Vihar here. Later she was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.

Soon after her demise, an unnatural death case was registered at Markatnagar police station and the post-mortem report is awaited for further investigation to ascertain cause of death, police added.

Nikita, who had married to Lipan of Gopalpur here in 2016 and has a six-month-old son, used to spend her most of time in her parental house at Mahanadi Vihar.