Odisha: Main accused in ‘pre-planned’ acid attack in Balasore arrested
Balasore Crime News: Police have arrested the main accused in the alleged acid attack on his second wife in Odisha’s Balasore, who succumbed to her injuries six days after the incident, saying it was a “premeditated murder”, officials said. Balasore SP Sagarika Nath told the media, “We have arrested the main accused Chandan Rana and the person who sold the acid.”
According to the police, the victim is the second wife of the accused. When he came to know about his first wife, the accused conspired with his first wife to kill her. Accordingly, they made a plan and threw acid on him. Nath informed.
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The incident took place on February 20 and the victim, Banita Singh, succumbed to her injuries six days after the attack at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, the official said. Balasore under sections 452, 326(A) and 307 of the Indian Penal Code.
“It was a premeditated murder. His first wife is also involved in the crime and has been arrested,” the officer said. Balasore SP Sagarika Nath told the media, “The accused fled from Balasore. After being in Kolkata for a few days, our dedicated police team managed to nab the main accused after getting information from various sources.”
Police said that after extensive searches by special teams in Balasore, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, they have arrested 7 people so far in this case.
(With ANI inputs)
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