Vikash Sharma

With mystery still surrounding the death of assistant collector Sushmita Minz, scores of Tribal women on Tuesday staged a demonstration and gheraoed the ADM office. The agitators are demanding a CBI probe alleging that police are clueless even after seven days have passed since Sushmita’s death.

It is still unclear whether Sushmita committed suicide or it was a murder, the agitators said. On Monday, Congress activists Gheraoed the office of the IIC over a lack of action on the part of the police.

Though the post-mortem report rules out homicide, it has failed to pacify the agitators as they claim that there were some marks on Sushmita’s neck. Sushmita was found dead in the pond of a park within Plant Site Police Limits on September 19. Police said that the autopsy report confirmed ante-mortem drowning and further investigation in connection with the incident is underway.

Earlier, Susmita’s family members had alleged that she had been murdered. As per the allegation by the mother of the deceased, Sushmita was tense about her work for some days and the senior authorities including the Collector were putting pressure on her regarding office work.

Under such circumstances, it is being questioned whether the senior officials have been brought under the purview of investigation and whether they have been quizzed in connection with the incident by police? Apart from this, it is still unclear why Sushmita was staying in a hotel? All such questions still remain unanswered.

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