Bhubaneswar, Sept 10 (LocalWire): Kalahandi Police arrested 45-year-old Linga Majhi today for the brutal murder of his wife and two minor sons on Sunday night.
The 45-year-old assailant perpetrated the murder as his spouse opposed his illicit relationship with a woman from the neighbourhood.
‘We have cracked the case. It was a violent-fallout of an extramarital affair.
Majhi has confessed to the crime and the weapon used has been seized,’ Kalahandi Superintendent of Police, B Gangadhar told LocalWire.
Bimala Majhi’s body was found with her head severed from the body on the rail tracks while the bodies of her two minor sons were recovered from their house in Sighajharan village under Sadar police station jurisdiction with their throats slit.
Initially it appeared to be a case of murder and suicide. It was suspected that the woman, who was going through trying times financially, might have killed her two sons and later committed suicide at the rail tracks.
However, police managed to solve the after detaining the victim’s estranged husband. Linga spilled the beans after intense interrogation. The murders were committed in a brutal and savage manner, SP Gangadhar said.
Majhi, who was inebriated, had tried to smother Bimala with a cotton cloth on Sunday night.
When she lost consciousness, he shouldered her to the rail tracks about 100 metres away from the house and bludgeoned her to death with an axe to make it look like suicide.
Later, he returned home and slit the throats of his two children, seven-year-old Dushmanta and two-year-old Rabindra while they were fast asleep, the police official said.
Police found Majhi to be unrepentant as he feels Bimala opposing his extramarital affair had provoked him to commit the crime.