A married woman who was believed to have been murdered by her husband and brother has been found alive by her family in Kolkata.
Lily Nayak, 28, of Dhadasahi village in Mayurbhanj district, went missing in May 2012. Though her husband Sukadev Nayak lodged a complaint, Morada police station sub-inspector Rashmi Ranjan Das, who investigated the case, turned it into a murder case and charged Sukadev and Lily’s brother Sudam Si.
Both Nayak and Sudam had to spend four months in custody before they could get bail. They are awaiting trial after being chargesheeted.
Two days ago, after getting information about her whereabouts, Lily’s father Bhuban and brother Sudam went to Kolkata and brought her back. “She had run away with a man from our village. We had to bring her to prove our innocence,” Sudam said. The woman told a local TV channel that she had no idea about the murder case.
Lily’s family alleged that police officer, who probed the case, identified another body as hers. “The officer fished out a woman’s body from a village well and insisted that it was my wife’s,” said Sukadev.
Sub-divisional police officer of Morada, DK Nanda, said he has called for the records of the case and summoned the sub-inspector.