Pradeep Pattanayak

Gobinda Sahu and his associate Radheshyam, and no one else, are involved in the sensational Bolangir lady teacher Mamita Meher murder case, said Minister for State for Home Tushar Kanti Behera while replying to a question tabled by BJP legislator Bishnu Sethi in Odisha Assembly on Monday. 

The Minister also stated that the investigation has been completed and it was done on the basis of adequate proofs. The investigation did not find involvement of any third person. 

After investigation, the charge sheet has been filed and the accused duo has been lodged in Kantabanji jail as under trail prisoners, Behera reiterated in the House. 

It is pertinent to mention here that the prime accused in the Bolangir lady teacher murder case, Sahu is currently out on bail. The Orissa High Court had on June 29 granted conditional interim bail to Sahu for a period of two weeks after he requested the court for bail citing the treatment of his wife and son.

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Notably, Mamita, a resident of Jharni village under Turekela block in Bolangir district who was working as a teacher at Sunshine English Medium School at Mahaling, went missing on October 8, 2021. Acting on the complaint lodged by her family members, police had detained Sahu at Titlagarh police barrack. 

However, on October 17, he had escaped from the barrack. 
On October 19, the missing teacher’s body parts were found buried in an under-construction stadium at Mahaling, prompting the police to announce a cash reward of Rs 1,00,000 for the person who would provide information regarding Sahu’s whereabouts. 

Later, on the day, Sahu was arrested from a sugarcane field at Budhipadar village under Bangomunda block in Bolangir district. 

The Opposition had then cornered the government, demanding the scalp of the then Minister for State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra. They had also demanded action against the then Law Minister Pratap Jena.