Mamita Meher murder: Prime accused gets conditional interim bail

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today granted conditional interim bail to prime accused in Mamita Meher murder case, Gobind Sahu. Hearing a bail application moved by Sahu, the High Court approved an interim bail to him for two weeks.

The High Court also said after completion of the bail period, Sahu will surrender before the lower court.

In his bail application, Sahu stated as no one else is there in his family to take care of his wife and son who need medical attention, the High Court must consider his plea.

Today, while allowing Sahu to be released on the interim bail, the High Court laid down several conditions. The High Court stated Sahu must not influence the witnesses and is required to appear before the Investigating Officer at the short notice.

Sahu is the prime accused in the murder of 24-year-old Mamita Meher of Jharni village under Turekela block of Balangir district. 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.

Mamita Meher 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. In this connection, Govind Sahu was arrested and lodged in jail.

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