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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Odisha police on Wednesday claimed to have unraveled the murder plot of lady teacher Mamita Meher, whose heat is now being felt in the political circles right in the State Capital.

Speaking to mediapersons, Northern Range DIG Deepak Kumar said the main accused Gobinda Sahu killed Mamata inside his car.

“The murder was pre-planned and Gobinda killed Meher while they were on their way from Bhawanipatna to Kegaon,” said Kumar.

Though she died of asphyxiation, a probe, however, is on to ascertain if she was strangulated or throttled.

“Mamita had warned Gobinda that she would expose his extra-marital affairs, and that has been the prime motive behind the killing,” said Kumar.

Meanwhile, Bangomunda JMFC Court has granted the police to take Gobinda on a five-day remand . Police will quiz Gobinda during the remand period to elicit more information from him about the case.

As per earlier reports, the main accused, Gobinda, had already confessed to his crime during interrogation by Bolangir police.

Based on the confession, Bolangir police has detained three other persons including, Sahu’s associate Radhe, JCB driver and stadium clerk, who allegedly helped Sahu in destroying the evidence of the crime.

Reports say the trio had assisted Sahu in burying Mamita’s body at a pit in the under-construction stadium near Government High School at Mahaling.

As per police sources, Sahu, who is the president of the Sunshine School managing committee, during the interrogation told that the pit was dug on October 6, and he murdered Mamita inside his car(OD 08K 1002) on October 8 following a heated argument with her. 

The car had already been seized by Bolangir police. The deceased’s anklet and a jar containing petrol were seized from the vehicle.
 

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