Jharaphula Nayak death: Kuakhia police to take Rakesh on 3-day remand


Bhubaneswar: Kuakhia police will take Rakesh Swain, the main accused in Jharaphula Nayak death case, on three-day remand to glean more information on the matter.

A local court has allowed the police to take him in remand. Police had initially applied for five-day remand.

Police sources said Rakesh will be brought here and if necessary the scene will be recreated to get more clues. This technique is expected to throw more light on the gruesome death of Jharaphula Nayak, police added.

Worthwhile to mention that on January 27, Rakesh along with his other friend had carried the body of Jharaphula Nayak on a scooter to Kuakhia in Jajpur district and disposed of the same there.

Rakesh had surrendered before Bhubaneswar Police after Jharaphula’s family suspected Rakesh of the wrongdoing. They came to the conclusion after verifying CCTV footage.

Rakesh has clarified that he was not responsible for the death of Jharaphula. He claimed that her death was due to food poisoning. Police, however, is reluctant to buy the theory as to how Rakesh survived when Jharaphula succumbed to food poisoning.

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