Bhubaneswar: Since the death of Bhubaneswar-based Social activist Aditya Dash, the investigation into the case seems to be heading nowhere as it continues to witness new twists and turns with the addition of new facts and characters into the scene so far. The latest chapter in this saga is that of the suicide attempt by his wife Bidyashree on Wednesday.
Aditya Das, quite popular on social media for his inspiring speeches and well-known for his philanthropic activities was found dead on railway tracks near Lingaraj Temple Station on July 7 this year.
Aditya had also built an old-age home in the State capital for elderly people. The philanthropist was fondly called ‘Manav Premi’ and loved by many. His untimely death sent shockwaves and his followers took to the streets demanding justice.
Down below is a roller-coaster ride into the mysterious death case and the following investigation process.
June 9, 2020 | Aditya gets married to Bidyashree of Khapuria village in Cuttack on June 9 this year.
July 7, 2020 | Aditya found dead on July 7 on railway tracks near Lingaraj Temple Station with head injury marks, mere one month after his marriage. On the same day, Railway Police reaches the spot and initiates a probe into the matter.
Jul 9, 2020 | Autopsy report reveals that the motivational speaker had a fatal head injury which led to his death. Bhubaneswar GRP initiates a murder probe into his death.
Jul 17, 2020 | The death case takes another turn after the loco pilot of Purushottam Express denies running over anyone on the fateful night.
Jul 22, 2020 | Union Minister Pratap Sarangi demands a joint investigation by Government Railway Police (GRP) and Commissionerate Police into the case
Jul 30, 2020 | Director General of Odisha Police orders the State Crime Branch to take over the investigation.
Aug 13, 2020 | Raising questions over Odisha Crime Branch’s alleged tardy investigation into Aditya’s suspicious death, members of ‘People For Seva’ trust demand Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) investigation into the matter.
Aug 14, 2020 | The Crime Branch of Odisha quizzes his wife and parents again within a span of a couple of weeks.
Aug 27, 2020 | The polygraph test or lie-detection test of Bidyashree conducted by Odisha police Crime Branch.
Aug 28, 2020 | Amid demands for CBI enquiry into the case, Aditya's wife Bidyashree moves the Orissa High Court seeking the Central agency’s intervention into the case.
Sep 1, 2020 | Aditya's father levels allegations that a ‘psycho woman’ is involved in his killing. He further goes on to say that the lady was in a one-sided love affair with Aditya but she could not persuade him to marry her as Aditya was least interested
Sep 3, 2020 | Mother of the social activist reiterates her husband’s allegations that the ‘psycho woman’ had have a big role in Aditya’s death
Nov 4, 2020 | The Orissa High Court expresses its displeasure over the failure of the Odisha Crime Branch to submit the status report on investigation into the death case.
Nov 13, 2020 | Bidyashree again brings allegations against the Odisha Crime Branch accusing the probe agency of delaying in submitting the status report.
Dec 16, 2020 | Alleging unbearable mental harassment, she attempts to commit suicide by consuming sleeping pills by live-streaming the act in her Facebook handle.