Bhubaneswar/Kalahandi: A day after Govind Sahu, the prime accused in Mamita Meher murder case, confessed to killing her, an Inspector In-Charge (IIC) of Kegaon police station of Kalahandi district was suspended today.
DIG (Northern range) Deepak Kumar placed Damu Paraja, the IIC of Kegaon Police Station on suspension for dereliction of duty. This was informed by Kalahandi SP Saravana Vivek M.
Family members of Mamita Meher, the woman teacher of Sunshine Model School, Mahaling in Kalahandi, alleged the IIC of Kegaon police station had not lodged a missing complaint that was submitted by them.
After Mamita Meher went missing on October 8, family members of the woman teacher sought help of the Kegaon Police. But instead of filing the complaint, the IIC shooed them away, the woman teacher’s family members added.
Earlier, the DIG Northern range suspended three Constables of the Balangir District Police on charges of dereliction of duty. They were held responsible for the escape of Govind Sahu from police custody earlier.
Based on a complaint filed by deceased Mamita’s family members at Sindhekela police station in Balangir district, the police had detained Govind Sahu who escaped from police custody and nabbed from a sugarcane field later.
During police questioning Sahu, the president of Sunshine Model School’s Management Committee, confessed to killing the woman teacher and burying her body at a stadium construction site on premises of Sunshine English Medium School.