Bhubaneswar, Jan 9: The Commissionerate Police Saturday detained two persons in connec-tion with the loot and murder of an elderly woman in Nayapalli area here in wee hours of July 26, 2020

. The prime accused, Narayan Mohanty, who was earlier arrested for his alleged involvement in two robbery cases (479/20, 480/20) under Khandagiri police limits, was Saturday brought on two-day re-mand in connection with the mur-der of the lady Narayan was nabbed around six month ago and has been lodged in Jharpada special jail.

 Narayan’s close associate Sagar Pradhan has also been detained by the police. He along with Mohanty attacked the elderly lady, Tulashi Mishra, and decamped with her ornaments July 26, 2020

. One of the accused waited out-side the house of the victim at IRC village while another went inside in a bid to loot. The accused at-tacked the lady with a sharp dag-ger when she tried to resist his loot attempt. The 70-year-old victim later succumbed to the injuries at private hospital here. Sagar and Narayan had attacked the elderly lady, Tulashi Mishra, and decamped with her ornaments July 26.

According to police sources, they have been closely following Narayan who was on their radar since the in-cident. He also allegedly spilled the beans before police intelligence inside the Jharpada jail. Subsequently, Commissionerate Police moved the court seeking his remand. The sharp weapon used by the ac-cused while committing the crime has reportedly been recovered by the cops. 

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