Kalahandi: The Odisha Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a 12-hour Kalahandi bandh today over the issue of missing lady teacher of Mahaling Sunshine Public School Mamita Meher. The Bandh will be effective from 6 am to 6 pm today.
Reportedly, a five-member team of the state BJP Mahila Morcha will visit Kalahandi to meet Mamita’s family. The party has also demanded CBI investigation into the mysterious missing case pf Mamita and has written a letter to Chief Minister.
Based on a tip-off, the police on Tuesday arrested most wanted Govinda Sahu, who had escaped from custody, in connection with missing case of Mamita Meher, informed Balangir SP through his official Twitter handle. He was nabbed from Budhipadar village under Bangamunda block in Balangir. He was grilled for the whole last night and will be forwarded to court today.
Balangir police had declared the accused Govinda Sahu as most wanted yesterday and made an announcement of reward Rs 1 lakh in his name. His photo was released as a poster by the police showing and was been circulated. Earlier on Tuesday, a charred body was found after digging up ground for an hour at the under construction mini stadium in Mahalinga. It is being suspected that the buried body is of the missing lady teacher Mamita Meher. A gold chain and a bag has also been found with the body.
The body has been sent for DNA test to ascertain information which might be helpful for the identification.
It is pertinent to mention that 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. She was asked by Govinda to reach Sunshine Public School for a meeting following she went missing. Her family lodged a complaint with the police against Govinda and he was detained by the police for questioning.