Woman hires contract killers, kills daughter in Balasore
Balasore: A 58-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday in Balasore district in connection with the killing of her daughter, police said. Sukuri Giri had allegedly hired Pramod Jena (32) and two others to get her daughter killed for Rs 50,000. Pramod was also arrested, Balasore Sadar sub-divisional police officer Pravash Pal said.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that Shibani Nayak (36), daughter of Sukuri Giri, was involved in illicit liquor trade and due to this the mother-daughter duo had a strained relationship. As Sukuri’s efforts to dissuade her daughter from illegal liquor trade failed to yield any result, she contacted Pramod to get Shibani eliminated. A deal was finalised for Rs 50,000, police said. Sukuri had given an advance of Rs 8,000 to the contract killer, he said.
Shibani was killed on January 12 with stones and blunt objects. Her body was recovered from under a bridge at Nagram village.
According to the investigation, Pramod knew Shibani, who was married but staying near her parents’ place. On January 12, Pramod took her to an isolated place on the pretext of giving some work and allegedly killed her with the help of two others. Efforts are on to apprehend the other two persons who are absconding, police said.