Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balasore, Jun 23:

Odisha police today arrested seven persons in dreaded criminal Sushanta Das alias Khasua murder case.

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According to reports, Sahadevkhunta police arrested seven accused in the murder of the notorious criminal Khasua.

Notably, the 38-year-old was hacked to death by some assailants near Sobharampur while he was on his way to mediate between groups of two villages under Sahadevkhunta police station yesterday.

“My husband has been killed by Papa Panda over past enmity,” Anita Das, the wife of the deceased alleged.

Police had rounded up 15 suspects yesterday following the murder.

Earlier, Khasua, who is allegedly involved in more than a dozen criminal cases including murder, dacoity, highway robbery and extortion, was booked under National Security Act (NSA) and jailed. His gang was active in robberies on NH-60 and NH-5. It may be mentioned here that several cases are pending against Khasua in different police stations in at least three districts in the state.