Police today confirmed the involvement of sub Inspector (SI) of schools Netrananda Dandasena in the brutal attack on Itishree Pradhan, a lady teacher of Tikiri Upper Primary School who was set on fire inside the school hostel room on the night of October 27.
“During interrogation, the SI has admitted to his involvement in the gruesome incident. He said the incident was the outcome of a strained relationship with her”, Koraput SDPO Y Jagannath Rao told reporters here.
Rao said besides Dandasena, another person was also involved in the crime. “Efforts are on to nab him”, he added.
Rayagada police had arrested Netrananda from Seshakhal on the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border yesterday.
Meanwhile, the condition of the lady teacher, undergoing treatment at Seven Hills hospital at Visakhapatnam, continues to be critical.
Doctors at the hospital are constantly monitoring the condition of the victim who has sustained 90 percent burn injury.