Bhubaneswar: More shocking revelations and allegations are emerging in the sensational Mamita Meher murder case in Odisha as senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra today said efforts were made to resolve the issues between the deceased and Govind Sahu, prime accused of the case, at Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra’s Raipur residence.
“The events of the entire case started occurring two months ago. Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra, Govind Sahu and Mamita Meher had tried to settle the issue at the Raipur-based residence of the minister. However, they failed to resolve it,” said Mohapatra.
“Telephone call records of the minister, Govind Sahu and Mamita should be brought under the purview of the investigation to establish the truth. As far as I know, police have examined some call records of Dibya Shankar Mishra and informed the Chief Minister about the findings in a ‘sealed cover’,” he said.
The murder of 24-year-old Mamita Sahu of Jharni village under Turekela block of Balangir district has sent shockwaves across the state. While Mamita was working as a teacher at the Sunshine English Medium School at Mahaling in Kalahandi district, Sahu was the managing committee president of the educational institution.
Opposition BJP and Congress parties have been demanding resignation of the minister alleging Mishra’s links with the accused. Several videos of the minister joining functions at the school and praising Sahu have surfaced.
Mamita went missing on October 8. Alleging involvement of Govind Sahu behind her missing, Mamita’s family members had lodged a complaint with police.
On October 19, bones of Mamita’s body were exhumed from a stadium construction site of the school in the presence of police.
The woman’s body was chopped into pieces before being burnt, said a member of the scientific team probing into the incident.
Revealing further details on findings of the investigation into Mamita Meher murder case, DIG (Northern Range) Deepak Kumar informed that the deceased teacher was aware of two extra-marital affairs of main accused Govind Sahu and she had warned him to bring his illicit affairs to fore.
At a presser, the senior cop informed that since Mamita had threatened Sahu to expose him, the latter was holding a grudge against her. To take revenge, he decided to eliminate her.
“After strangling her to death inside his car on October 8, Sahu took the body to the under-construction stadium site of the school for disposal. The accused burnt the body with the help of petrol, cardboard and tyre, before burying it. The next morning, he covered the pit,” said the DIG.