Keonjhar: Police have apprehended a person for allegedly killing his sister-in-law and raping his mother-in-law in Keonjhar district. The arrestee has been identified as Rupa Singh Sidhu.
As per reports, Rupa was arrested from Bamebari area on Saturday evening. He Had been absconding since June 6 after committing the crime.
The incident reportedly took place on June 6 while Rupa along with his sister-in-law, and mother-in-law of Murgapada village had gone to a nearby forest to collect wild mushrooms and Kurkuti (red ants).
Meanwhile, Rupa had an altercation with Mariam. An enraged Rupa then cut off Mariam’s head with an axe and then dumped the body in a 200-foot-deep stone quarry pit. Before fleeing the spot, he also raped mother-in-law after tying her hands with a towel.
Later the victim lodged a complaint with the Kiriburu police outpost near the Odisha-Jharkhand border.
Acting on the complaint, Kiriburu police rushed to the spot and later informed their counterparts at Bolani.