The man kills all the members of his brother’s family; goes to the police

Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS): In a shocking incident, a man allegedly killed his elder brother’s entire family over a land dispute in Cuttack district of Odisha, police said on Tuesday.

The incident happened in Kusupur village in Cuttack district. Defendant Shiba Prasad Sahoo (42) confessed to the crime through a video message and sent it to his village sarpanch and a few others. He then surrendered to Balichandrapur police in Jajpur district.

The deceased was identified as Alekha Chandra Sahoo (46), his wife Rashmi Rekha Prusty (41), their daughter Smruti Sandhya (19), two sons Smruti Sahil (18) and Smruti Saurav (16).

In the video message, Sahoo alleged that Alekha and his family members had been torturing him for a long time over a land dispute. “They beat me last night because of the argument. So I lost consciousness and killed them. I am ready to face the punishment according to the law.” He recorded the video before surrendering.

Cuttack (rural) SP, Jugal Kishore Banoth said: “We have opened an investigation into the case where five people from a family were killed. During the preliminary investigation, we found out that the family conflict was the reason for the murder.”

The accused is currently in police custody and further details of the incident will be known after questioning him, he said.

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