What Was Govind Sahu’s Motive Behind Killing School Teacher Mamita?

Bhubaneswar: The gory murder of school teacher Mamita Meher occured inside a car owned by the prime accused Govind Sahu. He killed Mamata inside his own car. The murder was pre-planned and Govind killed Meher while they were on their way from Bhawanipatna to Kegaon, Northern Range DIG Deepak Kumar said.

According to the police, Mamata had come to know about the illicit and extr-marital affair of Gobinda. She also reportedly had pictures and videos pertaining to this ‘affair’, which provoked Sahu to eliminate her.

“She threatened to bring the extra marital affair of Govind to the public for which Mamita was killed. Preliminary invesitgation has revealed,” said Kumar.

Mamata was the principal of Sunshine School of Mahaling while Sahu was the president of the school’s management committee.

Mamita’s father said, she left for Mahaling from her village Jharni near Tureikela in Bolangir district on October 8 after receiving a phone call. She boarded the lone bus Bajrangbali which commutes through the area and was received by Gobinda Sahu in a car near Sindhikela Chandatara.

On October 9, her body was burned and buried on the premises of Mahaling High School Stadium premises in Golamunda tehsil in Kalahandi district. The driver of the car has also been detained and subjected to interrogation, the police added.

On Tuesday, police and a forensic team dug a crater, from which the ‘charred remains’ suspected to be of Mamata, was exhumed. Today morning, the Sahu confessed to the crime during interrogation, Kumar added.

Deepak Kumar, DIG, Northern Range