Anup Sai plotted murder of mother-daughter duo, says Raigarh SP
Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh police on Friday revealed that expelled BJD leader and former MLA Anup Sai was involved in the murder of mother-daughter duo in 2016.
At a press conference, Raigarh SP Santosh Kumar Singh said Anup had an illicit relationship with the victim Kalpana Das after she got divorced from her husband in 2005. Both of them started living together along with Kalpana’s daughter from 2011 to 2016 in a flat bought by Anup in Sundarpada area of Bhubaneswar.
When Kalpana persistently insisted on marriage and demanded share from his property, the former MLA plotted to kill her.
One day before the murder, the mother-daughter stayed at a hotel in Jharsuguda. From there, they proceeded towards Raigarh as Sai had called them assuring that the duo would get married at a temple. Midway, he took both of them to a forest on the way to Raigarh. He then bludgeoned both of them to death with an iron rod and later ran a vehicle over them to mutilate their bodies beyond recognition.
“Post mortem report revealed that the duo was first hit with a blunt object and then run over by a vehicle. It was a challenge to ascertain the identity of the deceased. It took almost a year to know the identities of the two. However, during interrogation, Sai said that his driver Burman Toppo has killed the two with an iron rod,” the SP added.
Police said Kalpana had married one Sunil Srivastav. However, their relationship turned sour and they got divorced in 2005. Thereafter, Anup Sai came in contact with Kalpana in 2005 and provided her accommodation at his three-storeyed house in Bhubaneswar in 2011. Till 2016, they were in a live-in relationship. Afterwards, she moved out of the house.
“Around 700 people have been interrogated in connection with the case. We will approach the court to seek permission to conduct narco analysis test on him. Besides, fingerprint, footprint and DNA samples have been preserved. We would match the DNA with the accused to establish his role in the crime,” the SP said.
“Teams were sent to six states – Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh– to investigate the sensational case. Incidentally, a relative of the deceased, who is a police constable at a police station in Odisha, identified the deceased. A case (158/16 ) was registered at Chakradhar Nagar police station under Section 302 of IPC on May 7, 2016,” Santosh Kumar Singh said.