Slain MLA mother lodges FIR against BJD legislator

Nabarangpur: The mother of slain BJD legislator Jagabandhu Majhi has lodged an FIR alleging involvement of the sitting Umerkote MLA Subas Gond and his associates in the killing of her son.

Gourimani Majhi (70) lodged the complaint with the Umerkote police station on Thursday evening after the issue was raised in the Odisha Assembly on Thursday.

Subas Gond, who was elected through a by-election in Umerkote Assembly constituency after the death of Majhi, denied the allegation.

A senior police officer said, "We will hand over the FIR to the crime branch of Odisha Police who have been investigating the incident."

Majhi was shot dead by gunmen on September 24 last year while he was distributing land document among tribals in Raighar area. Gond was present at the function.

Some Maoist leaders in an interview to local media took responsibility of the killing before the by-election.

In January last, police had prayed to a Umerkote court to issue non-bailable arrest warrant against two Maoist leaders in connection with the case.