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Wife in net for Uliyan murder

Police have solved the murder of Uliyan-based travel agent Pratap Kumar Nayak, indicting his much younger wife, who conspired to kill him with help from her lover and her brother.

Nayak’s widow Devika (25) and her brother — whose name is being withheld as he is a minor— were arrested from Uliyan on Friday. Efforts to nab Vishwajit, her boyfriend, from his Burmamines residence, are on.

Nayak’s bullet-riddled body was found on December 9 morning near Narga village along NH-33 under MGM police station, 20km from city limits. The murder was carried out the night before.

SSP Akhilesh Kumar Jha said Devika confessed to her crime and divulged in detail why she wished to get rid of her middle-aged husband.

“She made her husband drink spiked glucose and made him senseless. Then, she, her boyfriend and brother bundled the unconscious Nayak in a car on December 8 afternoon. The trio drove around with the unconscious man for over two hours waiting for sunset. Finally, they reached Narga, where they chose a deserted spot. Then, Vishwajit pumped five bullets into Nayak,” he said.

Devika played the part of a worried wife and lodged a missing report with Bistupur police, concocting a story that two men, supposedly her husband’s friends, had whisked him away from Jubilee Park.

Devika had married Nayak eight years ago when she was just 17 years old. She was his second wife and the couple had two children. “There was a gap of 20 years between Devika and Nayak. Nayak suspected her of affairs and would beat her up, the woman said,” a police source said.

Devika finally roped in her boyfriend Vishwajit, an employee in a private firm, and her younger brother, both “sympathetic” to her, to kill Nayak. Police have also seized the car that the accused had used to commit the crime.

A police team also went to nab Vishwajit from his native place in Cuttack.


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