Jagatsinghpur: The Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court remanded Kishore Anchal alias Raja, the prime accused in the murder of nurse Niharika Patra, to three-day police custody for interrogation.
SP (Jagatsinghpur) R Prakash said police will interrogate Raja on the complicity of other persons in the crime.
Notably, Raja was arrested on September 21 on the basis of the CCTV footage and the interrogation of his friend Sunil Sahu.
Sahu told interrogators that Raja had strangulated his girlfriend Niharika inside a room of a rented house at Chauliaganj. Sahu and his family used to stay at the house.
Raja had collected the house key from Sahu on September 8 morning from his village Khelenda in Jagatsinghpur district. Later in the afternoon, he picked Niharika from MM Medicare Nursing home at Kalyaninagar in Cuttack and brought her to the house where he strangulated her. After her death, he put her inside a plastic sack and tied it to his bike and left for Biridi in the night. He dumped the body in Biluakhai river.