Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has advised its employees to reach their respective offices here by 9.30 am on July 19 in view of the statewide bandh call given by the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) along with its student wing Navnirman Yuva Chhatra Sangathan (NYCS).
Officers and employees of Lok Seva Bhawan, Kharavela Bhawan and Rajiv Bhawan here have been asked to reach office by 9.30 am for their smooth entry.
The front gates of the Lok Seva Bhawan here will be closed at 10.15 am while passage will be regulated through the rear gate.
Members of the outfit might affect vehicular movement by staging road blockade at various junctions. They may also stage rail roko at railway stations affecting movement of trains.
The outfit has decided to observe the bandh seeking justice for BJB College student Ruchika Mohanty, who allegedly died by suicide.
NNKS convenor Akshaya Kumar has urged political leaders to extend support to the bandh call by joining the protest.
The farmer leader alleged that police were yet to get any clue in the case, even after several days after the girl’s death.
“The cops have ruled out ragging as the reason of the girl’s suicide, though she had mentioned it in her suicide note. While mother of the deceased was sitting on dharna, police personnel forcibly picked her up. The hostel warden and the superintendent should resign on moral grounds,” said NNKS convenor.
Ruchika, who hailed from Athagarh in Cuttack district, was found dead on a bed inside the hostel room of the college with a rope tied around her neck on July 2.
A note, suspected to have been written by Ruchika, was found near the body. In the note, it has been mentioned that she was under depression after being constantly ragged and tortured by three of her seniors. The trio has been held responsible for the death, in the note.
However, the deceased has not mentioned the names of the students.