ROURKELA: Nearly two months after the wife of a Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) employee was found dead under mysterious circumstance at her Sector-8 residence, the Sector-7 police cracked the murder mystery with the arrest of her daughter and her boyfriend.
The accused Riya (21), daughter of RSP employee A Nayak, and her boyfriend Subrata Bharasagar alias Aryan were on Tuesday forwarded to court.
Police claimed Riya, with the help of Aryan, had choked her mother Panu (54) to death with a pillow on December 2 night last year as Panu was opposing their relationship.
A complaint was lodged the next day following which the police began investigation.
Rourkela SP Anirudh Singh said when the autopsy report confirmed murder, police focused their investigation on the girl. It was also established that she was in regular touch with her boyfriend. In course of the investigation, police questioned them and they confessed to the crime.