Himansu Shekhar Rout

The family members of Dillip Pahan, who was recently hacked to death by a group of people in poll-related violence at Srikrushnasaranpur village under the Khallikote Assembly constituency in Ganjam are yet to recover from the grief. 

Concealing all the sorrows in her heart, the victim's wife and other family members came to polling booth-71 and exercised their franchise during the second phase of elections on Monday.

Pahan's wife said that she has no faith in this government.

“I came to the booth to seek justice for my husband. Police protection is so good that nobody wants to visit our house. People are threatened with the fate of my husband. My husband needs justice at any cost,” she bemoaned.

She added that for the first time, she cast her vote in the 2024 elections. “I have no faith in this government. This government will be overthrown. Police are not trustworthy.”

As for the SIT probe ordered by the state government, one of the family members said, "We have no faith in this probe. The main accused has not been arrested as yet. We demand a probe by a Central agency. I appeal to the Central government for a CBI probe into the murder. All those involved in the murder should be hanged.”

Another member of the family asserted that about 40 people were involved in the murder while only two of them have been arrested. “38 accused are roaming free,” he lamented.

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