Bhubaneswar, Sept 12 (LocalWire): Police today arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly beating to death a political science lecturer of PDA College in Mura under Sason police station jurisdiction in Sambalpur district.
The body of 48-year-old Hrudanada Pradhan was found in a pool of blood when it was retrieved from his quarters on 7 September.
Police cracked the murder by electronic tracking of Pradhan’s missing mobile phone and nabbed the assailant Dushashan Bag.
Bag had sneaked into the lecturer’s house on 6 September midnight with the sole intent of stealing Pradhan’s mobile phone.
As the victim raised an alarm, Bag beat him to death with a bamboo pole and fled with the deceased’s mobile phone.
The accused who was booked under IPC Section 302 has confessed to the crime, police said.