Twist in Aditya Dash’s death: Loco pilot denies any mishap by train

Bhubaneswar: The ongoing probe into Aditya Dash’s death case took another turn after statement of a loco pilot of the train that had allegedly hit the ‘mentally disturbed’ social activist last week.

According to loco pilot of Purushottam Express train, no such mishap had occurred during the period when he was operating the train.

“The train I was running operations had not nit anyone on the railway track near Temple Road Railway Station on that day,” said Loco Pilot Bishnu Charan Sethy.

“If the train had hit anyone, I would have submitted a memo at next railway station regarding the mishap,” he added.

The loco pilot’s version in alleged suicide case of social activist Aditya indicates foul play meticulously planned and executed by a malignant.

Social activist and motivational speaker ‘Manab Premi’ Aditya Dash was found dead on the railway track near Lingaraj Temple Road Railway Station on July 7 in Bhubaneswar.

Aditya was a popular face on social media platform. He had 81,000 followers on Facebook. He had married his love on June 9. Less than a month of their wedlock, he was found dead under mysterious circumstances.

His last Facebook post was regarding a quote over death indicated that he ended his life out of depression.

Also, police had seized a hand-written diary of Aditya, in which it was mentioned on a page that no one was responsible for his death.

As per the post-mortem report received by the Government Railway Police (GRP), Aditya died due to grievous injuries on his head, which was severely damaged.

Last week, the GRP had registered a murder case following a complaint by some members of an NGO, which was run by Aditya.

Aditya was running an old-age home at Sundarapada on outskirts of Bhubaneswar and was involved in social service through an NGO namely ‘People For Seva’.

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