Kalahandi: Amid uproar across Odisha over the missing of Mamita Meher, who was working as a teacher at the Sunshine English Medium School at Mahaling in Kalahandi district, an audio clip featuring a conversation between her brother and her colleague has surfaced.
In the clip, Mamita’s colleague can be heard informing her brother about the involvement of Govind Sahu, managing committee president of the school, in sexually harassing the female employees of the school.
Her colleague was also telling her brother that Sahu had called Mamita on the pretext of an official meeting, a day before she went missing.
In a major development in the missing case, a body was exhumed from an under-construction stadium site of the school, today.
Till last reports came in, the identity of the deceased was yet to be established. Suspecting that Mamita was murdered and buried at the spot, an excavator was engaged by police for digging purpose.
The family members of Mamita were present at the site during the recovery of the body.
It will be sent to laboratory for DNA test, police sources said.
Mamita Meher (24) of Jharni village under Turekela block of Odisha’s Balangir district went missing on October 8. Alleging involvement of Govind Sahu behind her missing, Mamita’s family members lodged a complaint with police. On the basis of the FIR, police detained Sahu for questioning. He was kept at the Titlagarh police barrack.
However, Sahu escaped from police custody on October 17 night. Sahu went to the bathroom on the pretext of washing his hands and then fled the place. Balangir SP Kusalkar Nitin Dagudu suspended three constables over dereliction of duty.
Mamita was allegedly called by Sahu to come to the school for official work. She was asked to come to Chandotara, where she would get a lift in the accused’s car. Mamita reportedly reached Chandotara by bus but went missing thereafter. Her mobile phone was switched off.
Mamita’s family members have alleged that Sahu was sexually harassing women employees of the school and forcing them to have physical relation with him. Mamita had recently warned Sahu of exposing him and bringing his illicit affairs to fore. He is definitely behind the missing of Mamita, the woman’s kin alleged.
Mamita’s brother Bunty has alleged that Sahu was operating a sex racket in the school, to which her sister was opposing and had threatened to expose it.