Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch on Thursday produced the prime accused Sarmistha Rout and her associate Jhuna Bhoi in the cameraman Manas Swain murder case.
Reportedly, the accused were sent to Bhadrak Jail till April 11 as the crime branch applied for the remand once again.
As per the Court order, both accused, Sarmistha and Jhuna will be again produced before the court on 11th April.
It is pertinent to mention that Manas Swain, a resident of Godipokhari village in Ranpur area of Nayagarh district, was working as a cameraman for a Bhubaneswar-based web portal ‘Sampoorna’ run by Sarmistha Rout.
Manas was allegedly kidnapped when he was returning from Chandbali area in Bhadrak district on February 7. He had gone there to shoot a wedding function.
The abductors allegedly took Swain to ‘Dayal Ashram’ old age home at Sundarpada in Bhubaneswar. It was being run by Sarmistha.
Manas was assaulted and murdered at the old age home on the night of February 7 while the body was buried in Nayagarh district. Police had exhumed Swain’s body near Badhipatna hills in Rajsunakhala area of the district on March 12.
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