Missing Bonda Student case: Orissa High Court issues notice to KISS

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court today issued notice to Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences(KISS) in connection with the case of missing Bonda student Rama Chandra Mandhra.

The court has also asked Home Secretary, Director General of Police, Malkangiri SP (Superintendent of Police) and Mudulipada police IIC (Inspector-in-charge) to explain their stand on the case.

Earlier in May, the Malkangiri police had begun probe into the mysterious disappearance of the student, missing since 2015.

A three-member team led by Inspector-in-charge of Mudulipada police station had visited KISS to collect information in connection with Rama Chandra’s admission and sought information on when he left for his home.

The team had also interrogated a few officials on other aspects of the case. On April 28, the family of Rama Chandra  had lodged a police complaint in connection with his mysterious disappearance from the school in Bhubaneswar.

While the family members have alleged that Rama Chandra did not return home from the residential school, the institute authorities continue to claim that the student went home during the summer vacations and did not return.

The mother and brother of the missing tribal student had also met the State ST and SC Development Minister, Ramesh Majhi who assured them of all possible assistance.