Dhenkanal goldsmith murder case cracked, mastermind wife held

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Dhenkanal: Police claimed to have cracked the sensational murder case of a goldsmith in Dhenkanal district and arrested the deceased’s wife for masterminding the murder with the help of her paramour.

In a statement to the media, Additional SP Harekrushna Pradhan said that the accused, identified as Aruna Patra, allegedly hatched the plan to eliminate her husband Mantu Patra with her male friend.

Aruna served poison-laced food to her husband and subsequently killed him by slitting his throat with the help of her male friend, Pradhan said.

While the accused woman’s male friend is absconding, efforts are on to nab him, Pradhan added.

Notably, Mantu Patra was found dead in his house at Mina Bazaar under Town Police limits in the district on September 3.

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