Assam MP demands CBI probe into Rourkela Asst Collector Sushmita Minz’s death

Rourkela: Naba Kumar Saraniya, Lok Sabha MP from Kokrajhar constituency in Assam, has demanded a CBI investigation into the death of Rourkela Assistant Collector Sushmita Minz.

Releasing a video, the parliamentarian alleged that the death of the official was an incident of pre-planned murder.

He also sought the intervention of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in this matter, mentioning that cops were not filing FIR over the complaint of the family members of the deceased.

“Sushmita was killed at the Office of the Rourkela Additional Collector. Her kin alleged that she was being forced for something and later murdered. We have also received similar information. She was being pressurized for putting signature on a document. She was killed as she didn’t put the signature,” the MP said in the video.

“While her family members have alleged murder, police were not filing FIR in this regard. It is unfortunate. The Chief Minister should speak over the matter. The local MP and MLAs are silent over the issue. We will not tolerate injustice against a tribal woman. The CBI should probe the incident,” said Saraniya.

“I will visit Odisha in December and hold discussion with the locals,” he added.

Members of the Sundargarh Adivasi Mach, a tribal outfit, had gheraoed the office of the Additional District Magistrate here demanding CBI probe into the death.

Holding the Collector and the Rourkela ADM responsible for the death, the protesters demanded arrest of the two officials.

Notably, Sushmita was found dead in the pond of Sensory Park under Plant Site police limits in Rourkela city on September 19.

Post-mortem report has confirmed antemortem drowning and there is no evidence of homicide, said Plant Site police station IIC JR Pati.

However, Sushmita’s brother in his complaint lodged with police alleged that she was murdered. He said Sushmita was under depression due to work pressure.

The complainant blamed Sundargarh Collector, Rourkela ADM, Gurundia Block Development Officer, Gurundia Child Development Project Officer and a woman Sub-Inspector of police for his sister’s death.

Sushmita’s family alleged that the police in cahoots with the doctors have prepared a fake post-mortem report to hide the real cause of her death.

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