Man, son held in Odisha honour killing case

Police in Odisha’s Ganjam district have managed to crack a two-and-half-month-old murder case involving a 25-year-old woman which turned out to be an incident of “honour killing” executed by the woman’s father and brother.

The duo have already been arrested by the police and the weapon used for the crime has been recovered.

In August when Sunita Bisoi, a resident of Amalguda village of the south Odisha district, developed pain in her stomach, her family members took her to a government hospital in nearby Berhampur town where medical tests confirmed that she was pregnant.

The family members were shocked as she was not married. They tried to terminate the pregnancy but the doctors refused as Sunita was more than six months pregnant.

Subsequently, the family members attempted to abort the child through alternative medicines but in vain. When everything failed, Ujjal Bisoi and Purnachandra Bisoi, Sunita’s father and brother, decided to get rid of her to keep the “family honour” intact.

Accordingly, on August 31, the father-son duo took her out on the pretext of visiting a relative. On the way they hacked her to death in an isolated place and left the body on the bank of a canal. They even arranged a traditional funeral feast for the villagers.

The police which had recovered the young woman’s body cracked the case and arrested the father-son duo. Both confessed to their crime during interrogation. The police is now looking for a man from the same village who allegedly had an affair with Sunita. He is reportedly absconding.

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