Odisha teacher murder case: NCW chief seeks CBI probe

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Bhubaneswar: National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma on Thursday demanded CBI probe into the murder of Odisha school teacher Mamita Meher.

Sharma met Odisha DGP Sunil Bansal and discussed about some pending complaints and the sensational murder case, reported IANS.

Speaking to mediapersons after meeting the DGP, she said: “Though I was told that the matter is sub-judice since charge sheet has been filed in the case, I told him that points in the charge sheet can be changed or included in the case if the police feel there are some shortcomings in the interrogation.”

Stating there is a need to relook into the case, the NCW chief said: “I told him (the DGP) that if he is having some problem in the investigation, he can also recommend the State to hand over the case to CBI.”

There is not much expectation from the Odisha police as it is coming under the Home department. So, for a better investigation, the state should handover the case to CBI, she said.

Mamita Meher, a resident of Turekela block in Balangir district, was serving as a teacher at an English medium school in Mahaling of Kalahandi district.

She went missing on October 8, 2021, and the police recovered her decomposed body on October 19 from an under-construction stadium at Mahaling.

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