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Odisha:Triple murder after ostracised in Angul village

 ANGUL:Three people were hacked to death and their dead bodies have been dumped in a river in an Angul village under Khamar police station. While one dead body was retrieved from a river the other two bodies are yet to be recovered. Khamar police have detained seven persons in this connection.

In what appears to be a case that these deceased were hacked to death after being ostracised by the villagers for a long time.

The deceased were identified as Motei gagrei,48,Budhhhu Chattar,60 and his wife Muni Chatter,50. of Gitamunda village ,about 16 kms away from Khamar police station.

According to sources, this gruesome incident of murder took place on Friday night in the sparsely populated village of Gitamunda under Khamar police station in Angul district. Police said that these three had been ex-communicated by the villagers  for not giving a meat feast on a certain occasion a few days back.

The incident occurred on Friday night while all the deceased  were asleep in their house.Suspecting the deceased are being involved in tantra , the seven accused persons brought lathis and beat them mercilessly killing all  on the spot.After killing they dumped the bodies into nearby Samakoi river.

The relatives mounted a frantic search for the trio at several places but couldn’t find them.Later some locals informed the incident to the police.



 Khamar police was informed about the incident on the next day that three persons including a couple were missing. They began an investigation and found that they were actually murdered. Then they arrested these seven persons who have admitted to commit the murder. They have been detained.

Police informed that while the dead body of Budhu has been retrieved the other two dead bodies are still missing.Searches were on by ODRAF and fire team to retrieve other two  bodies from the river, police said.

Police said that the villagers ex-communicated Motei Gagrei for not giving chicken feast during a marriage occasion. Similarly they had  also slapped ex-communication on Buddhu Chatter for not giving any feast on occasion of his marriage to his sister-in-law.

Gyana Samal,IIC Khamar TOI,”After investigation, we found that the deceased  were excommunicated by the villagers for not giving a good feast on the occasion of marriage.They were murdered by seven persons of the village.We have detained all the seven accused who confessed to have committed the  crime.All the accused said that  they had committed the crime in an inebriated state. Various other angles are being explored”.

After this incident of murder,an ominous silence has descended on the village in the aftermath of the triple murder.The incident has drawn sharp condemnations from various quarters. “There were no previous incidents of murder like this earlier. The sheer ferocity of the murders has profoundly disturbed the sentiments of the people in Khamar area,” said Ashok Mohanty,a local BJP leader.

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