Odisha missing teacher case: JP Nadda, the President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), sent a three-member team to Odisha for preparing a report on the missing case of the Sunshine school teacher, Mamita Meher from Kalahandi district there. The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik and his government faced severe criticism from the opposition on this case.
The news about the three-member team visit to the place of incident in Odisha was announced by the Bharatiya Janata Party Spokesperson Sambit Patra. According to media reports, the national party has demanded the removal of the Home Minister of Odisha, Dibya Shankar Mishra.
The opposition party in Odisha also organised protests, last week, against the State’s response to the case. Patra alleged that the police had refused to register a first-person report (FIR) as the credibility of Mishra was reportedly at stake and only at the protest of the opposition parties did the police file the FIR.
Patra alleged illegal activities at the school’s hostel and according to him teachers and “innocent girls were being victimised.”
Earlier the police discovered a decomposed body, reportedly of the missing teacher, Mamita Meher from an under-construction stadium near the school where she taught. The body was found in a half-burnt and decomposing condition which made identification difficult but later the family identified the body through other items.
Meher was missing from October 8. After Meher’s family filed a case against the president of the school, Gobind Sahu, he was taken into custody for interrogation. While the process was on, Sahu under the pretext of using the washroom ran away from the custody.
The accused was arrested from a sugarcane field in Bolangir on October 19 and has been charged with Section 366 of the Indian Penal Code for kidnapping a woman to compel her to marry or to cause her defilement.
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