Astarang, Oct 14: The Odisha Crime Branch police on Wednesday arrested one more persons in the murder case of a family at Dinadiyan village. As per the police sources, the sleuths arrested Fakir Mallick, a relative of late Dinabandhu Mallick and very close to the slain family, for helping the prime accused Himadri Das and Ayesha. Fakir Mallick is the brother-in-law of late Dinabandhu Mallick and also the foster father of Himadri, the prime accused in the case.
The sleuths have deposed the prime accused Himadri and Ayesh before the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), Nimapada today following expiry of four-day remand. The court allowed crime branch police for six-day remand of prime accused for further investigation.
It is noteworthy that, on September 21, Dinabandhu Mallick, retired inspector of schools, his wife and two daughters were murdered at their residence by Himadri and Ayesha. The couple after killing all four members in the night decamped from there with cash, gold and vehicle. They were arrested by Crime Branch sleuths from Assam.