Ground Report | New Delhi: teacher raped and murdered in Kalahandi; Taking a major turn in the sensational case of the mysterious disappearance of a female teacher from Mahalinga Sunshine School in Kalahandi, the investigation team on Tuesday retrieved a mutilated body from an under-construction stadium near the school premises.
teacher raped and murdered in Kalahandi
The relatives of the missing teacher Mamita Meher have been contacted for its identification. Besides this, body samples will be sent for DNA profiling so that they can be identified, police said.
In a day of twists and turns that left the ruling BJD on the backfoot, Govinda Sahu, the prime suspect in the mysterious disappearance of a teacher, was arrested from a sugarcane field in Budhipadar village area of Sindhkela under Balangir police station. . He had escaped from the barracks of Titlagarh police station on Sunday night after teasing the police and the government.
The teacher’s disappearance sparked a major controversy when Minister Mishra found himself at the center of the storm. Opposition political parties accused the minister of shielding the accused. The fact that she was seen several times with Gobind at various events did not help the matter.
As the pressure mounted, Balangir Police Gobinda and Kalahandi Police excavated parts of an under-construction stadium near Government High School in Mahalinga, where burnt remains of a human body were found. Seeing the excavation drive, hundreds of people raised slogans against Minister Mishra and Govinda.
While the remains have been sent for DNA testing, police have recovered a chain, an anklet, and a bag from the spot. Mamita’s family members confirmed that the seized items belonged to her.
evidence against Govinda
Northern Range DIG Deepak Kumar told The New Indian Express, “We have sufficient evidence against Govinda and he is being questioned. The sequence of events will be ascertained during the interrogation.”
Earlier, an audio clip of Mamita’s telephonic conversation between a colleague and her brother Bunty went viral in which Bunty was heard saying that Sahu had sexually harassed several female employees of the school.
NCW seeks removal of Odisha ministers
The National Commission for Women (NCW) said, “It has been reported that Mishra often went to school and even stayed there for the night. It was also reported that Pratap Jena, another minister, was also several times before the victim left. Went to school on occasions. Missing under mysterious circumstances”
“It is reported that Capt Dibya Shankar Mishra used to visit the school frequently and even stayed at the school for the night. According to a report, another minister, Mr. Pratap Jena also visited the same school on several occasions, leading to Before the victim went missing under mysterious circumstances,” the NCW quoted in its statement.