Cuttack, Jan 7 (LocalWire) The Commissionerate Police has detained Odia actress Laxmipriya Behera alias Nikita’s husband Lipan Sahu for allegedly killing her.
Nikita, who was in her early 30s, sustained a head injury on Friday night and succumbed to the wound on Saturday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Cuttack.
While her autopsy report is still awaited, Nikita’s father Sanatan Behera lodged a complaint at Chauliaganj police station against Lipan Sahu, his father Lingaraj Sahu and mother Kuntala Sahu accusing them of murder.
Sanatan alleged the trio used to mentally and physically torture Nikita.
“It was a planned murder of my daughter by her husband. That fateful day, Nikita and Lipan had an argument at our house. They went to the terrace to sort out the issue,” said Sanatan.
“Moments later, we heard her screams and rushed to find her lying on the ground. Lipan said she slipped and fell,” he said.
A case has been registered under Section 302, 498 (A), 306 and 34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).