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Cops arrest youth for man's murder with CCTV footage's help

Bhubaneswar, July 31: Commissionerate Police on Sunday arrested the accused who allegedly beat a youth to death and leaving another seriously injured in IRC Village under Nayapalli police station here late on Saturday evening. 

A team of police officials nabbed Simanchal Jena from Ganapati Nagar on Sunday evening.

Thanks to the use of CCTV camera installed in house near the crime spot which recorded the entire mishap which helped police identify the accused. 

The CCTV footage shows that a youth comes from behind and attacks the two youths with a wooden plank while they were walking along the road near the Sai Rachita Residency, a girls’ hostel around 9.11 pm on Saturday. After the two fell down on the ground, the assailant mercilessly beat them and fled the spot.

The deceased was identified as Basant Pradhan of Ganapati Nagar in the city and the grievously injured as Lambodhara of the same area.

According to locals, they dialed the PCR for help but the latter reached the spot almost an hour late.
Police rushed them to the Capital Hospital where one of them was declared dead on arrival. The other youth has been shifted to the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack in a critical condition.

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