Pregnant woman murdered by two youths
A seven-month pregnant woman was murdered by two youths while trying to save her husband at Harijan Sahi at Badagada under Badagada police station of Ganjam district.
Badagada Police station IIC Bibekananda Swain said Basanti Behera(22), the victim, was killed on Wednesday last when she tried to save her husband Jugunu who was attacked by Rinku Nayak and Santosh Behera.
Rinku and Santosh attacked Basanti's husband while he tried to mediate and settle a quarrel occurred between the accused and one Nageswar Behera during gambling.
Mr Swain said Basanti sustained severe injuries when both the accused attacked her with lathis. She was again attacked while being taken to hospital and died near the hospital.
The IIC said Police have registered a case U/S 302 and 34 of the IPC and managed to arrest Rinku from Badagada-Seragada road after Basanti's father-in-law lodged an FIR.
Efforts were on to arrest the other accused, he said.