Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted conditional interim bail to the prime accused, Gobinda Sahu, in Bolangir lady teacher Mamita Meher murder case. Sahu has been granted bail for a period of two weeks after he requested the court for bail citing the treatment of his wife and son.
Mamita Meher of Jharni village under Turekela block in Bolangir district, who was worked as a teacher at Sunshine English Medium School at Mahaling, went missing on October 8, 2021.
Later, police detained Gobinda Sahu on the basis of her family members’ complaint and kept him at Titlagarh police barrack. Taking all by surprise, he escaped from police custody on October 17.
On October 19, the missing teacher’s body parts were found buried in an under-construction stadium at Mahaling. Subsequently, the Bolangir police had announced a cash award of Rs 1,00,000 for the person who would share information about Gobinda’s whereabouts.
Later on the day, he was arrested from a sugarcane field at Budhipadar village under Bangomunda block in Bolangir district.
Odisha had then witnessed massive protests across the State as almost all the opposition parties demanded resignation of MoS (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra alleging the Minister's complicity in the sensational murder case.