Cuttack: In ongoing probe into the death of popular Odia tele actor Nikita, the Commissionerate Police today put up a ‘latka’ (notice) at the residence of her in-laws, who are absconding since the incident.
The move was taken against the parents-in-law of the actress – Lingaraj Sahu and Kuntala Sahu — asking them to surrender before Chauliaganj police to cooperate in the investigation process.
Earlier in the day, Cuttack DCP Akhilesvar Singh had informed to the media about the decision of the investigating team.
The in-laws of Nikita are absconding after the death of the actress. A notice was already sent to Nikita’s in-laws for appearance. However, they are yet to depose before the police, he said.
Earlier, police had visited Nikita’s in-laws’ house but did not find them there.
“We will try to find them out and interrogate them in the case. The legal action will be taken against them after interrogation,” the DCP had told media earlier.
Meanwhile, the post-mortem report revealed that Nikita had died after falling from a height.
On the other hand, Nikita’s husband Lipan has been sent to the Choudwar Central jail after the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court in Cuttack rejected his bail application on Tuesday.
The Chauliaganj police had arrested him on Monday night on the charge of attacking and pushing her wife Nikita to death on Jan 4 evening.
Following the complaint lodged by Nikita’s father Sanatan Behera, a case was registered under Section 302, 498 (A), 306 and 34 of IPC.
Notably, Odia TV and film actress Lakshmipriya Behera alias Nikita died at a private hospital on Jan 5 while undergoing treatment for head injury.
According to reports, she had been staying at her father’s house following some disturbance with her husband Lipan and in-laws. The couple has a four-month-old son.
On a fateful night on Jan 4, Nikita reportedly fell off the roof and sustained a serious head injury. She was admitted to the Aswini Hospital where she succumbed.
Her father alleged that Lipan pushed her from the roof following a heated argument between them.