Bhubaneswar: Uproar on Mayor Ananta Naryan Jena’s alleged sex clip continues while a new angle has emerged in the controversy. The death of the B.Tech student of city based ITER College, Asutosh Mohanty, alias Rishi on May 6, 2016 has also been linked to the sex scandal video of the Mayor.
After about eight months of his death, the youth Congress have alleged that Rishi was killed on the behest of the Mayor owing to the video clip.
Rishi, a third student of ITER college in Bhubaneswar was dead under unusual circumstances. Rishi was residing at one of his relative’s house in Nuagaon under Dhauli PS for pursuing his studies at ITER Engineering College in Jagamara in the city. On the evening of May 5, Rishi was with his friends in their mess to have a feast. But immediately after dinner, he started vomiting and lost his sense. His friends immediately rushed him to the Capital hospital for treatment. He was declared dead by the doctors the next afternoon.
As per sources, Rishi was an addict and consumed drugs like brown sugar which was supplied to him by a peddler Sheikh Mumtaz of Haldipadia in Laxmisagar area of the city. However, his friends doubted the brown sugar he had last was adulterated and rushed to attack Sheikh and even handed him over to the police. Later, with the post-mortem report of Rishi showing cardiac arrest as the reason of his death, Sheikh was released from the police custody and so also the matter was closed without any further investigation.
After eight months of the incident, fresh connections have now surfaced over the death of Rishi and the viral video clip allegedly of the Mayor. Rishis’s friends have alleged that he was murdered with the fear of publicity of the video clip that was in his possession and that the three people seen in the video included his girl friend’s parents and Mayor Jena.
Notably, the Mayor is a close friend of Rishi’s maternal uncle and this was confirmed by his mother too. She said the Mayor very often visited their house.
With such allegations surfacing, various social groups and political parties have demanded for CBI probe into the murder case of Rishi.