Berhampur: Ganjam police on Monday arrested a couple from Bhubaneswar in connection with murder of a woman domestic help in December last year.
The accused couple has been identified as Manas Ranjan Paikray and Sarojini Sahoo.
They are accused of killing their woman domestic help in Bhubaneswar and dumped the body in Ganjam district. The body was found on a village road on December 2, 2020.
The accused duo had hired an Ola cab to carry the body from Bhubaneswar and dumped the body on a road at Bhusandapal village near Jagannath Prasad area following murder, revealed Ganjam SP Brijesh Ray during press conference today.
The deceased woman was from Balasore district. She was working as a domestic help at residence of the accused couple in Bhubaneswar.
The domestic help was beaten to death following scuffle between her and owners. Fearing capture, the accused couple dumped the body near Jagannath Prasad area in Ganjam.
The police had formed different teams to probe into the incident. During course of investigation, police established the identity of the deceased and her connection in Bhubaneswar. Later, the accused persons were traced by help of locals in Bhubaneswar, Ray said.
However, the Ganjam SP did not reveal exact reason behind murder of the domestic help.