Bhubaneswar,Sep 10(LocalWire)A 45-year-old tribal man who perpetrated the mass murder of his spouse and two minor sons in a barbaric fashion on Sunday night was arrested today by Kalahandi police.
The assailant Linga Majhi perpetrated the murder as his spouse was opposing his illicit relationship with a woman living on the neighbourhood.
We have cracked the case. It was violent fallout of extramarital affair.
Majhi has confessed to the crime and the weapon used for the crime has been seized, Kalahandi Superintendent of Police, B. Gangadhar told the LocalWire.
A tribal woman Bimala Majhi was spotted dead with her head completely severed from the body on rail track while bodies of two of her minor sons were recovered having throat slit from their house Sighajharan village under Sadar police station jurisdiction.
Initially it appeared to be case of murder and suicide. It was suspected that the women hailing from very economic background might have killed her two sons and later committed suicide at the rail tracks close to his house.
However police managed to solve the mysterious deaths after the suspect Majhi was detained. Upon intense interrogation, he spilled the beans. The assailant committed the murders in brutal and savage manner, SP Gangadhar said.
Majhi in an inebriated state tried to smother Bimala by a cotton cloth. However she lost consciousness. After finding her alive, he shouldered her to the rail tracks about 100 metres from his house and bludgeoned to death by an exe to give it the look of suicidal death case.
Later he returned back home and slit the throats of his two children Dushmanta (7) and Rabindra (2) while the kids were fast asleep, the police official said.
The assailant Majhi was ironically unrepentant for commission of the gruesome killing of his two children. Bimala’s opposition to the illicit affair had provoked the assailant to commit the crime, he concluded.