Bhubaneswar: The murder of the woman running a roadside eatery at the IIIT square in Bhubaneswar was due to fallout over the purchase of “ghuguni”, informed Police Commissioner Saumyendra Kumar Priyadarsi on Friday while informing the arrest of the accused involved in the killing.
The deceased, Sasmita Behera had an altercation with the accused Mithun Jena (34) over the purchase of ‘‘ghuguni curry” from the tiffin stall run by the woman on November 5. The victim refused to give him “ghuguni’ if he did not buy any other eatable from her shop.
This had irked Mithun. On November 6 evening, he reached Sasmita’s eatery and stabbed the woman with a knife while her husband had gone to fetch water from a nearby public tap. Mithun escaped from the spot after the lethal attack and threw away the blood-stained knife near a transformer.
Police have arrested Mithus and have also seized the murder weapon.