Twice Married Man Kills Pregnant Girlfriend, Arrested in Barbil

Keonjhar: Barbil police arrested a man named Satyaban Behera on Saturday on charges of killing his pregnant girlfriend. The body of the victim was located in the Soyabali forest under Barbil police station limits in Keonjhar district on April 9.

According to police sources, the arrested accused has two wives. Yet he had built up illicit relationship with a girl from Koida area in Sundargarh district. He had also impregnated the girl.

When Satyaban’s girlfriend pressed him to marry her, he planned to murder her. As per the instructions of Satyaban, his pregnant girlfriend eloped with him on April 4 night.

According to police sources, Satyaban allegedly took his girlfriend to the forest and killed her by slitting her throat in the wee hours of April 5.

He hanged the body to a tree to make it look like suicide and fled from the spot.

Police recovered the body from the forest on April 9.

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