Mamita Meher murder case: Principal, lecturer arrested for influencing witnesses

Bhawanipatna: In probe into sensational murder case of woman teacher Mamita Meher in Kalahandi district, police today arrested principal and one lecturer of Mahaling Plus 2 College.

Principal Ranjit Sahu and lecturer Kruti Chandan of the Mahaling College were arrested on charges of influencing key witnesses in Mamita Meher murder case.

Both the accused persons were forwarded to a local court, police sources said today.

Mamita Meher, the resident of Jharni village under Turekela block in Balangir district, was working as a teacher at the Sunshine English Medium School at Mahaling in Kalahandi district.

The 24-year-old teacher was killed following her abduction allegedly by the prime accused Govind Sahu in October last year. The accused was the managing committee president of the educational institution.

The murder of the young woman teacher had sent shockwaves across the state.

The opposition parties had targeted the BJD government alleging involvement of Dibya Shankar Mishra, the then Home Minister, with Govind Sahu in the murder case.

According to reports, Mamita Meher went missing on October 8, 2021. 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. In this connection, Govind Sahu was arrested and sent to jail.

During the remand period, Sahu narrated before the investigating police officials as to how he disposed of Mamita’s body after murdering her.

Reportedly, the accused chopped off the body, set it on fire and dumped it under the ground. He also torched her bag, mobile phone and other belongings to eliminate the evidence.

The police at a presser revealed that Mamita had threatened Sahu to expose his extra-marital affairs. To take revenge, Sahu strangled her to death inside his car on October 8, 2021.


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