The man that beheaded his sister-in-law in Tinkbir village in Deogarh’s Reamal police station limits was sent for medical examination of Thursday. During preliminary investigation police found the incident was no way connected with the alleged black magic of the deceased but with the sudden provocation of the killer over the dispute between the two in connection with a land dispute. Police came to know about this from the two eye witnesses present at the time of the incident.
“The man came to the police station on Wednesday evening with the chopped head and axe after hacking his sister-in-law in order to surrender before the police soon after he committed the crime. He roughly covered a distance of 10 km to reach the police station. He confessed that he killed his sister-in-law because he fell ill because of her black magic. But I was surprised how he walked such a long distance, when he was ill”, the IIC of the Reamal police station Antaryamee Behera said.
According to Behera, when the police team reached the spot where the headless body of the lady was found in a pool of blood was the disputed land located half a km from the village. The lady identified as Khiradini (45) was looking after the land of her husband after later’s death. A mango tree that covered the land of the lady was preventing her from farming. So she wanted to cut few braches of the tree. But the accused Kantaru Sahu (55) was not interested as it fetches huge quantity of mango.
“Wednesday evening the lady went to the field along with one Khirendra and Goutam. When Khirendra was cutting off the braches, Gautam was under the tree to help Khirendra. At that time accused Kanraru Sahu came and he became furious. With sudden provocation he attacked the lady and chopped off her head”, Inspector Behera said.
“Both Khirendra and Goutam had seen the incident as they were present. After interrogating both, I came to know the exact situation that led the man to hack his sister-in-law”, IIC Reamal Behera said.
According to the police accused made a false story of black magic to mislead the police after hacking the lady. Accused will be forwarded on Friday u/s 302 IPC.