The opposition BJP on Wednesday noticed a 12-hour bandh in Odisha’s tribal Kalahandi district over the disappearance of a feminine trainer and the restoration of an unidentified physique buried in a college playground.
Odisha’s Minister of State for Home DS Mishra’s shutdown name on Sunday night time for allegedly serving to the primary accused, who’s his shut aide, escape from a police barrack in Titlagarh in neighboring Bolangir district it was achieved.
The incident created an uproar within the state and the accused, who’s the chairman of the managing committee of the varsity the place the ladies academics educate, was arrested on Tuesday from a sugarcane area in Bolangir district.
The 24-year-old faculty trainer went lacking on October 8 and police on Tuesday retrieved a half-burnt and mutilated physique from 10 ft under the varsity’s playground in Mahalinga, which her household claimed she was. was his.
The police had introduced a money reward of Rs 1 lakh to anybody who knowledgeable concerning the arrest of the accused who had escaped throughout his detention within the police barrack since October 14.
The accused was booked beneath IPC part 366 (kidnapping a lady to compel or defile her) of the IPC.
Police mentioned the bandh affected regular life in your complete Kalahandi district as BJP staff took to the streets and staged dharnas at vital locations. They had been seen protesting in entrance of presidency workplaces, blocking roads and burning tires at some locations.
A gaggle of BJP Mahila Morcha members additionally tried to enter the minister’s residence and threw eggs at him. A pressure official mentioned that the police instantly reached the spot and instantly a big pressure was deployed close to the minister’s home.
Life got here to a halt additionally in Bhawanipatna, Junagarh, Jaipatna, Kesinga, Narla, M Rampur, Dharamgarh and Lanjigarh within the district.
Roads within the district remained abandoned and outlets, enterprise institutions and academic establishments remained closed. NH-26 passing via district headquarters Bhawanipatna additionally regarded abandoned as a result of bandh.
Tension prevailed as ruling BJD staff got here face-to-face with BJP staff’ protest close to Naktiguda. However, the BJD staff quickly left the place and the sit-in by the BJP continued. On this subject, the saffron social gathering has known as for Bolangir bandh on Thursday.
Opposition BJP and Congress have been demanding Mishra’s resignation and a CBI inquiry into the incident.
BJP state president Sameer Mohanty on Tuesday demanded that the minister ought to resign on ethical grounds because the incident occurred in his constituency and the primary accused had been near him, because of which he managed to flee from police custody.
BJP’s Leader of Opposition PK Naik has written to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, demanding the resignation of Mishra for a CBI probe and a good probe into the matter.
He mentioned within the letter that solely a CBI inquiry can clear the doubts within the minds of the folks concerning the alleged bodily abuse of lady college students of the varsity and school run by the accused in Kalahandi district.
The ruling BJD criticized opposition events for politicizing a delicate prison case and mentioned the regulation would take its personal course.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS