Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate police on Wednesday arrested the boyfriend of nurse Haseena Das, who had been found murdered in her rented house at Kanan Vihar here under the Infocity police limits on September 25.
The police said the accused identified as Pradyumna Parida was arrested and is being interrogated. Haseena, who hailed from Ersama in Jagatsinghpur district, was working as a nurse in a private hospital in the city.
The accused and the victim had a relationship while they were working at a same private hospital. Later, they switched jobs and Haseena was working as a nurse in a private nursing home. However, after Haseena came to know that Pradyumna was married, she maintained a distance from him. But on the fateful day when Haseena’s roommate had gone home, Pradyumna came to her residence and insisted to keep the relationship with her, the police said. When Haseena did not agree, Pradyumna slit her throat with a kitchen knife.
To ensure that she had died, Pradyumna smothered her with a pillow. This has been ascertained from the deceased’s postmortem report, said the police.