Man arrested for nephew’s murder
A man was arrested on January 6 from Hyderabad for the murder of his nephew, whose body was recovered on October 8 last year nearly three years after he was killed.
The body had been found buried in mud in the balcony of Kajal Gupta in Dabri. Her family had requested their 86-year-old landlord, Vikram Singh, to get the balcony of their three-storey flat renovated. During the renovation, labourers had found a human remains buried in the mud. Cops were alerted and the deceased was identified as 26-year-old Jai Prakash Maharana, a tenant who had earlier lived in the same building.
The accused, Bijay Kumar Maharana is Jai’s maternal uncle and they both lived together in the building.
According to cops, a ceiling fan was used by Bijay to murder Jai. “However, it is yet to be recovered. Bijay said that he had done away with the murder weapon by throwing it in a drain nearby after cleaning it off blood,” said a police official.
Source added that Bijay had changed his looks, moved to Hyderabad, cut contact from his family and was trying his luck in Telugu movies. Cops also said that Bijay was not fond of Jai’s closeness with his girlfriend and that was the motive behind the murder. It is Gupta’s mother who lives in the house. She is still in shock with the events that have unfolded.
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