Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police on Sunday expedited investigations into controversial death case of ITER student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi and alleged link of Mayor AN Jena in connection with the case.
A special investigation team led by Zone III ACP Tapan Patnaik has been constituted for probe into the incident after various student organizations; political parties raised concerns on death case of Rishi on the backdrop of Mayor’s link with the case and sex tape which allegedly features him.
“A special team has been set up to expedite probe into the death case. An ACP has been appointed to lead the investigations, DCP Satybrata Bhoi said.
“An UD case was registered after the death of the student. His viscera reports will also be investigated. If necessary his acquaintances, girlfriend will be questioned regarding the matter. All angles will be taken into account. How the accident transpired and who were present during the case will all be taken into account,” he added.
Notably, Rishi a student of ITER College in city here died under mysterious circumstances way back on May 5. He was an alleged drug addict but his post mortem reports suggested that he died due to cardiac arrest.
After his death a person named Sheikh Mumtaz of Laxmisagar area was arrested in connection with the case but due to lack of evidence he was released afterwards as police simply registered a UD case and closed the file.
Sources said he was in love relationship with a girl whose parents allegedly featured in the sex tape along with the city Mayor AN Jena that went viral in social media recently on Thursday. Sources allege that Rishi had allegedly shot the video of the three and was in lurch to publicise it. Students Congress said apprehending that he might leak the video which should lead to his desecration, mayor had plotted a plan to murder him.
It is noteworthy to mention here that Jena has good acquaintance with Rishi and his family since he was a close friend of Rishi’s maternal uncle.