Balangir: Gobinda Sahu, the prime accused in the Mamita Meher murder case, reportedly died by suicide at Kantabanji sub-jail in Odisha’s Balangir district.on Tuesday.
According to sources, Sahu was found hanging from a tree on the jail premises with a gamcha and was rushed to Kantabanji sub-divisional hospital, where doctors declared him dead. Sahu was scheduled to be produced before the JMFC court.
Mamita, a resident of Jharni village in Balangir’s Turekela block, was working as a teacher at Sunshine English Medium School at Mahaling in Kalahandi district. The 24-year-old teacher went missing on October 8, 2021. Alleging involvement of the school’s managing committee president Sahu in her disappearance, Mamita’s family members lodged a complaint with the police. On October 19, charred remains of Mamita’s body were exhumed from the construction site of a stadium near the school. Sahu was then arrested for abducting and murdering Mamita with help of his driver Radheshyam Chandi.
On October 8, Sahu reportedly received Mamita at Chandotara. He then drove her in his car to Bhawanipatna for shopping. Later, both went to the Manikeswari temple and on the way back, he strangulated her to death on the back seat of the car.
Earlier this month, principal of Mahaling College Ranjit Sahu and a management committee member Kruti Chandan were arrested on the charges of influencing witnesses in the murder case.