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Odisha: Rourkela police solve murder case, nab culprit


Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Rourkela, June 6:

The Rourkela police today solved the case of murder of a woman on May 9 in a hotel under the Plant Site police limits in Odisha’s steel city after they arrested the accused from his native place Masjidpatti under Chakradharpur police limits in Jharkhand.

He has been identified as Manzar Hussain (44).

Manzar had allegedly killed a young woman Soni Singh by slitting her throat while was with him in a hotel room.

While checking in the accused Manzar had identified himself as Sanket Narayan Singh, a doctor by profession and produced a fake identity card before the hotel receptionist. He had also identified Soni as his wife.

Acting on an FIR lodged by the hotel manager Sanjeeb Mohanty about the murder, the police registered a case, formed a team and launched a manhunt to nab the culprit. The team worked directly under the supervision of Superintendent of police (SP), Rourkela Amitendranath Sinha.

Raids were organised with the help of Chakradharpur police, Jharkhand and finally the accused was nabbed.

The accused Manzar is a married person and has three children, SP Sinha said in a press meet here.

He said the accused runs a clinic at Manoharpur (Jharkhand) which the deceased Soni used to visit often. Manzar managed to woo her and got into an extramarital relationship with her. Soni wanted him to marry him but Manzar did not favour the idea.

While they were in the hotel, there was a heated exchange between them over the issue of marriage. Manzar then decided to eliminate her to bury his misdeeds, the SP added.