Bhubaneswar: In a major development in cameraman Manas Swain murder case, prime accused Sarmistha Rout today confessed to the crime, police sources said.
During interrogation by the officers of Odisha Crime Branch, Sarmistha confessed to have kidnapped Manas from Palaspur village under Chandbali police limits in Bhadrak district along with other accused Ranjan Nayak, Jhuna Bhoi, Bhagyadhar Nayak and Vivek Nayak in her car on February 7 morning, police said in a release.
They took Manas to Dayal Ashram old age home under Airfield police limits in Bhubaneswar and reached there around noon of February 7. The old age home was run by Sarmistha.
The accused persons assaulted Manas brutally, which led to his death. Later during the afternoon of February 8, they took the body in the car to Ranpur area in Nayagarh district and disposed it in the evening.