Body of missing woman exhumed from mango orchard in Sambalpur district | Bhubaneswar News

Sambalpur: Police on Saturday exhumed the body of a 20-year-old married woman, who had been missing since January 1, from a mango orchard at Bagdihi under Dhanupali station police limits here.
Police identified the woman as Arati Singh of Pandura Rampur in Bihar’s Arrah district. Police arrested the deceased woman’s husband, Kunal Singh Yadav, 22, and detained two others. Additional superintendent of police (ASP), Sambalpur, P K Mohapatra said during Kunal’s interrogation showed the place where the body had been buried.
Subsequently, the body was exhumed. He said five persons are involved in the incident. However, the matter is under investigation. The body will be sent for autopsy. “We will brief in detail on why and how the incident took place after the investigation,” said Mohanty. Arati married Kunal around one-and-half years ago. Though Kunal is a resident of Arrah district, he and his family had been staying here in Sambalpur. Arati’s father Satyendra Singh had given Rs 4 lakh as dowry to Kunal’s family. Kunal and his family members were demanding Rs 1 lakh more and a gold chain. And they were torturing Arati for dowry. Satyendra had spoken to Arati on December 31. On January 2, Satyendra called Kunal’s number again to speak to his daughter but he came to know that his daughter Arati had been missing. Subsequently, Satyendra arrived in Sambalpur on January 7 and lodged a complaint at Mahila police station alleging that his daughter has been murdered. tnn

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