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Dilip Kumar

Bhubaneswar: SP, Jagatsinghpur R Prakash on Saturday clarified that Amrut Das, the son of Sulochana Das of Jagatsinghpur died from accident. Earlier today, Sulochana along with her another son tried to end their lives outside Odisha Assembly alleging improper police probe into the death of Amrut.

The SP maintained that Amrut faced a road accident near Manijanga in Jagatsinghpur. He was rescued and immediately admitted to Manijanga health Centre and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack where doctors declared him dead, he added.

In the complaint, Amrut's father had also mentioned that his son's death is due to accident.

Seven months later, his mother levelled allegation against another person named Arun who was a pillion rider of Amrut when the accident had taken place, the SP said.

Later, she filed a petition in Kujang JMFC who directed the police to investigate the case. Sub-divisional police officer, Tirtol had conducted a thorough inquiry which found no evidence of murder. The SDPO had also submitted inquiry report in the court, the SP said.

Sulochana and his younger son had tried to immolate themselves near the Assembly building alleging that the police have been refusing to investigate the murder angle in her son's death though a FIR has been lodged following directions from a court.

She alleged that even though her son had been murdered, the police had prepared death report under the influence of an Army personnel. She further claimed that at least 10 to 12 people were involved in the murder.

“I ran from pillar to post for justice for my son whose murder was made into an accidental death case. From the Chief Minister to the local SP (Superintendent of Police) we approached everyone. But nothing has been done so far and the police is refusing to act on our complaint despite a direction from the court,” alleged Sulochana.

Prior to this, two similar incidents took place near the Assembly building in last five days. On November 24, the parents of five-year-old girl Pari of Nayagarh tried to immolate themselves for denial of justice to their daughter who was allegedly kidnapped and murdered. They accused Minister Arun Sahoo of shielding the killer of their daughter.

Three days after, a farmer also resorted to such drastic step for allegedly being trapped in a fake loan case. Experts opine that the series of such incidents has posed serious challenge for police and intelligence wings.

"The law enforcing agencies are not working fairly when allegations are cropped up against the influential politicians including ministers and legislators. If police treat every case equally, such incidents should not have been happened," said Biswapriya Kanungo, a human rights activist.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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