**Bhubaneswar: ** In order to make certain the truthfulness behind his formal statements recorded earlier, Commissionerate Police on Thursday conducted lie detection test of one of Rishi’s friends with whom he was in the mess room on the fateful night.
Notably, Rishi, an engineering student of this capital city, died on May 6 night last year under mysterious circumstances and his death has sparked off controversy. Both the opposition Congress and BJP have been baying for the scalp of the Bhubaneswar Mayor of ruling BJD following his alleged link with a controversial sex video and Rishi’s death. Even the role of the so-called girl friend of Rishi has also cropped up in the unresolved case.
Political hullabaloo and protests demanding resignation of the Mayor and CBI probe into the case has been storming the State now and then due to the simmering resentment.
Probing into the mysterious death of engineering student Rishi alias Ashutosh Mohanty, Commissionerate Police has already questioned many persons including his friends.
Out of the four friends who have been grilled by the police and their statements recorded, two were his mess mates and the other two friends had admitted Rishi to the Capital Hospital, police sources said.
The lie detection test of his friend was made as he was very much present in the mess room, police said.
Apart from this, police has already examined Rishi’s phone call details and his facebook message.
Meanwhile, police has already received Rishi’s viscera test report.
It has been a challenge for the police to probe into various angles to find out whether Rishi’s death had any link with the sex video for which he was murdered through drug overdose.