Berhampur, April 23 (LocalWire): Its five years since the last elections and the disappearance of a gram rojagar sevak from Kandhamal district which led her 55-year-old mother to sit on dharna in front of the Collectorate on Monday demanding the expedition of an inquiry to trace her daughter.
Mamata Nayak, 29, GRS of Kusumendi gram panchayat in Chakapada block went for election duty in 2014 not to return home to Phulbani after completion of the poll, her family alleged.
Her mother had lodged an FIR at Phulbani town police station on 15 April, 2014 after the family failed to trace her.
Family members of the GRS submitted a memorandum to the election commission, New Delhi through the district Collector but said the police was not doing enough to search Mamata.
‘We approached senior police officers and the district Collector to trace my daughter but they are not seriously searching for her’ alleged the widowed Prabhasini.
She had also met Lopamudra Boxipatra, who was the chairperson, state women commission then, during her visit to Phulbani. ‘We are worried about the fate of my daughter,’ she said.
Police said crime branch was investigating the matter.
‘The case is being investigated by the Crime Branch since 2015,’ said inspector in charge, Phulbani town police station, Satyabrat Rout.
Police said they had registered a missing case.
‘We had formed a squad headed by an ASP and had raided several places to trace Mamata.
We also arrested her close associate Pinaki Bhusana Sahu with whom she used to speak often,’ said a police officer.
‘We have also conducted polygraph (lie-detection) test of three suspected persons as part of the investigation and informed different police stations,’ he stated.
Since there was no clue to her whereabouts, we had requested the crime branch to take over the investigation,’ said police.