Orissa police file charge sheet in judo coach murder case

August 18th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS  


Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) Police have filed a charge sheet against two men for allegedly murdering judo coach Biranchi Das here on April 13, an official said Monday. The charge sheet has been filed in the court of the sub-divisional judicial magistrate Sunday against Raja Acharya and Akhya Behera, inspector in charge of city’s Badagada police station P.K. Patnaik told IANS.

Biranchi Das, the former coach of marathon runner Budhia Singh, was shot dead outside a judo centre here.

Raja, who faces over 30 cases of extortion, murder and kidnapping, had surrendered before police in Goa in May. Behera surrendered in Bhopal April 22.

Police say Raja was harassing a local film actress Leslie Tripathi to marry him. Das, who was known to Leslie, was mediating in the matter, which Raja didn’t like.

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