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BJD Woman Agent Escorted Rishi’s Girlfriend To OHRC: Itish Pradhan


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30 December 2016

Hrushikesh Mishra


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Bhubaneswar: When the police investigation into the mysterious death of engineering student Ashutosh Mohanty alias Rishi is underway, NSUI Odisha unit (Chhatra Congress) president Itish Pradhan on Friday claimed that the woman who had escorted Rish’s controversial girlfriend to the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Thursday is an agent of the ruling BJD and demanded that the woman in question should also be brought under the purview of the ongoing investigation.

Convening a press meet on Friday, Pradhan released photographs to media and tried to establish the woman’s close rapport with the ruling BJD and the controversial Bhubaneswar Mayor.

The Chhatra Congress president alleged, “It’s being done to exert pressure on Rishi’s girlfriend to hinder the investigation. The very woman was also very much present during the ‘thana gherao’ on December 15 and BJD’s ‘shakti pradarshan’ on December 16.”

“I demand that the woman should be brought under the purview of Rishi death case investigation. Police should enquire with whom she was talking over phone at 5.15 yesterday (Thursday),” he added.

Itish Pradhan also said, “Rishi’s friend Nanda’s father is an influential person. I’ve heard from Rishi’s other friends that Nanda’s father was present during the post mortem. I’m waiting for this proof. Later I’ll provide it to the media.”

BJD’s reactions on Itish Pradhan’s allegations could not be obtained till the report was filed.

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Itish Pradhan, President, NSUI, Odisha