Bhubaneswar: In a gruesome incident, a youth was strangled to death by his former girlfriend and her male friend at Buddha Nagar in Odisha capital today, police said.
The deceased has been identified as Baijayant Prasad Mohanty (31), a marine engineer by profession and a resident of Cuttack.
The matter came to light after the body of the youth was found in his girlfriend’s office under Laxmi Sgar police station limits in the city
According to police, Baijayant and Sasmita Mohanty (39) were in a relationship and the former was insisting the latter to marry him which resulted in a heated exchange between the two.
Sasmita and Baijayant were often indulged in bitter arguments and quarrelled as they were not in good terms for the last few years.
Sasmita and one Kumar Chandan Pati (25) had formed an entertainment company, called ‘Billion Entertainment’ in the city. Sources said with passage of time closeness between Sasmita and Chandan grew and later she started avoiding Baijayant.
The victim had even asked the woman not to keep any conytact with Chandan which she had refused to do, the source revealed.
“Preliminary investigation shows that Sushree Sasmita Mohanty and Baijayant Mohanty knew each other and the deceased wanted to marry her,” said Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Kumar Sahu.
Futher investigation will reveal the subsequent events which led to the death of Baijaynt, the DCP added.
Meanwhile, the kin of the deceased alleged he was murdered. “He (Baijayant) had told us that he is going to passport office but how he landed up in her office we don’t know. I am sure that these people murdered him but proper investigations reveal the truth,” said brother of the deceased.
A team of officials from Laxmi Sagar police station along with forensic experts inspected the crime scene.
Further investigation into the incident is underway and the two accused were produced in a court later in the evening.