Two Arrested For Murdering A Living Man : OHRC Orders Crime Branch Probe

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Bhubaneswar: Orissa Human Rights Commission has ordered crime branch probe into the arrest of two persons for the murder of man who later returned to life.

The rights panel acting on a batch of petitions asked the Additional Director General, Crime Branch to probe into the unsavoury episode and furnish a report within six weeks.

The incident has laid bare the poor and inept investigation by police leading to two innocent persons being booked for murder. Police declared an ‘alive’ man dead, thereby causing immense mental agony to family members. Therefore, the affected family members need to be paid Rs 20 lakh compensation by the authorities concerned, the petitions said.

It may be recalled here that a man presumed dead had returned home in Odisha’s Bargarh district couple of days back much to the joy of his family members.

Jitu Dandsana, a native of Piplipali village under Paikmal police station jurisdiction was untraceable since December 7, 2016. Following complaint lodged by Dandsena’s parents, police had swung into action by arresting Halu Gurla (22) and Raghab Naik (22) of Bargarh town on murder charge.

Jitu who was very much alive had regained consciousness instead of going home had gone to Delhi. He later shifted to Kolkata. He did some petty jobs in both the metros. Later a vendor in Kolkata had come to know of his plight and had informed the bereaved family. Later he was brought back home from Kolkata by his relatives. Jitu was however found to be mentally unstable.

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