Berhampur, Jan 27 (LocalWire) Police on Monday arrested an elderly man and two girls for the murder of a youth ten days ago at Sunapalli village Kabisurya Nagar police station in Ganjam district, an official said.
The victim, Suresh Dash of Athagarhpatna, was murdered on the night of 16 th January and police recovered his half-charred body from a straw dump the next morning.
Those arrested have been identified as Janaki Khuntia (21) alias Nandini of Sunapalli, Sunita Sahoo (21) of Debabhumi, a college student and a school drop-out respectively, and Gopal Khuntia (70) of Sunapalli.
The reason behind the murder believed to be personal enmity. After the murder, the accused had also set the 24-year-old victim ablaze, police said.
The weapons used for the crime, two mobile phones, a grinding stone with blood-stains on it, a motorcycle and other belongings of the deceased were seized by the police.