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Dilip Kumar

Bhubaneswar: The national president of BJP Mahila Morcha, Vanathi Srinivasan on Saturday hit out at BJD-led Odisha government for trying to hush up the 'pari' murder case by ordering an SIT investigation into the case.

Alleging Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo's role in the murder case, she alleged that order for an SIT probe is an attempt to suppress the sensitive case

"We are demanding resignation of State Minister Arun Sahoo. We also appealed to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to remove him from the ministry. We demand a CBI inquiry into the murder of 'Pari'. The State unit of the party is organising a 'Padayatra', covering the entire State to seek justice for 'Pari'," said BJP's Mahila Morcha national president.

Even as the parents of the victim directly accused Minister Arun Sahoo of shielding the killer, the Chief Minister is yet to act promptly on him.

Notably, the top BJP leader has arrived in Bhubaneswar to take part in the BJP's Padayatra from Sunday.

The party will kick off a five-day long rally starting tomorrow (December 20) demanding justice for Nayagarh girl Pari who was allegedly abducted and murdered in July this year.

The padayatra will be taken out from Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar. The party leaders and activists will reach Jadupur, the native village of the five-year-old girl, via Janla, Sarua, Pichukuli and Itamati. Later, a public meeting will be organised in Jadupur

Several central leaders of the party will take part in the rally which will continue till December 24, informed State party spokesperson Jatin Mohanty on Saturday.

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