CUTTACK: The Cuttack police on Thursday claimed to have solved the Puri murder that was committed on December 31 last when they arrested four persons here after a joint raid along with the Puri police.

The accused persons - Banoj Dehury, Prakash Sahu, Nirakar Swain and Sambit Jena - were believed to have masterminded the murder of another city-based gangster Sushant Naik, whose body was recovered by the police at a Puri hotel.

While all the four arrested persons were forwarded to court and remanded in police custody, the Puri police reportedly arrested the kingpin from here on Wednesday.

The police also seized two pistols, three motorcycles and three cellphones from the possession of the accused persons.