Jamankira: The bike accident that took place at Badarama Ghat in Jamankira police limits in Sambalpur district July 14 was not an accident, but a well planned murder, said Kuchinda sub divisional police officer (SDPO) Raj Kishore Mishra.
Two out of the five accused in the case were produced in court. They were sent to judicial custody after their bail pleas were rejected. A truck and a car used for the crime were also seized.
According to the police, Shyamsundar Singh, 45, of Kadalipal village of Badarama panchayat in Jamankira police limits used to repair motorcycles and cycles. He was asleep after dinner along with his family when an unidentified person knocked on his door July 14 asking for help to get his motorcycle fixed. Shyamsundar went out taking him on his motorcycle.
After a long wait, when he did not return, his family started a search for him. Later, they found him lying in the middle of Badarama Ghat along with his motorcycle, with a rope mark on his neck and mud on his legs. Blood stains were also spotted a few metres from the body.
The circumstances made the family think that it was murder. Shyamsundar’s wife Suchita Devi lodged a complaint with the police alleging that her husband had been murdered.
After registering a case, Jamankira police had been investigating the incident.