Odishatv Bureau

Even after 21 days have passed since the brutal murder of Sunshine English Medium school teacher Mamita Meher, the family of the deceased are still waiting for justice as the evidence behind the sensational crime and theory of the conspiracy is very much shrouded in mystery till now. 

Amid the state-wide hue and cry, the Opposition parties have now threatened to take the justice battle-cry to the national Capital alleging links of state minister Dibya Shankar Mishra with the murder prime accused Gobinda Sahu. However, the conspicuous silence of the State government has left the deceased’s family members in lurch.

It may be noted Dibya Shankar broke silence over the matter on Friday through a press note, nearly two weeks after his name cropped up in the case, but he remained mum on the allegations levelled against him. 

Though minister alleged that the telecast of the news which carried his name on the basis of the allegations made by the family members of Mamita Meher and several other politicians is ‘malicious’, he was tight lipped on the accusations over a meeting between Gobinda Sahu and Mamita at his flat at Kool Homes apartment in Chhattisgarh's Raipur.

“The minister, in his statement, has not answered to a single allegation levelled against him in the brutal murder of school teacher which has raised eyebrows over his involvement in the crime,” said senior Congress leader Ganeswar Behera.

BJP leader Lekhasri Samantsinghar slammed Odisha government over the case and said, “Even after the minister’s name came to surface in the murder of the lady teacher, he is roaming scot-free with district collector and SP. Odisha has never seen a con man like him." 

However, refuting the allegations, BJD MLA Sashi Bhusan Behera said, “The minister (Dibya Shankar) has been deliberately dragged into the case which is very unfortunate.”

Meanwhile, questions have been raised over the snail-pace investigation into the matter.

“The police are yet to launch an investigation to find out who else are involved in the murder of the lady teacher,” questioned Prakash Mishra, former Police DG.

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