The effects of the tempest are discernible on the streets across the State today.
Gobinda Sahu, who comes from a modest background, became an education czar of the locality in just a few years time. Here is the powerful story of Gobinda Sahu - the killer of lady teacher Mamita Meher
Post her death, as per the pre-plan, Sahu took Mamita’s dead body to the under-construction Mahaling Stadium near the school premises, where the pit was made ready by his associate Radhe, the JCB driver and the clerk, and asked the clerk to spread a layer of cardboards in the pit as water had accumulated.
Police are also interrogating Sahu about what Mamita knew about his alleged illicit relationship and if that was the reason behind the planned murder.
In Kantabanji Town, shops and other commercial establishments remained shut while vehicles stay off the roads in view of the bandh.
As per Mamita's father', she left for Mahaling from her village Jharni near Tureikela in Bolangir district on October 8 after receiving a phone call. She boarded the lone bus Bajrangbali which commutes through the area and was received by Gobinda Sahu in a car near Sindhikela Chandatara. Both reportedly roam around the area in the car and also went for shopping, the CCTV footage of which is with the police.