Bhubaneswar: Almost three weeks have passed since the mysterious death of a woman lawyer, Dipali Priyadarshini Jena, but police are still clueless about the whereabouts of her beau, Bikram Keshari Mishra, who is the prime suspect in the case.
The Commissionerate Police is now planning take legal action to declare the accused as an absconder.
Notably, Dipali was found hanging under mysterious circumstances at her rented home at Indira Colony in Dhauli police station area on the night of October 19. She was staying at the house with her mother and two sisters.
Her family alleged that she was murdered. Following this, police had raided various locations to catch Bikram. They had also interrogated his family and associates trace his whereabouts. Police teams had also visited several places outside the state, but returned empty handed.
Police then sent a notice to Bikram’s residence at Balikhand in Balasore district, asking him to appear for interrogation in two weeks. As he is the key suspect in the case, the investigation can’t proceed if he is not caught.
Now, police may seek a court’s intervention in the matter. If he fails to surrender in court in a month, an arrest warrant will be issued against him. Later, he will be declared an absconder for contempt of court.
Police can confiscate his properties and bank accounts after he is declared an absconder.