A day after the arrest of the key accused in the murder of the teacher case, Odisha Police said the murder was planned in advance. They also confirmed that the skeletal remains were those of the deceased. The remains were collected along with the teacher’s personal effects from a stadium under construction in Kalahandi on Tuesday.
The case sparked outrage, with the BJP calling for a 12-hour shutdown on Wednesday.
Northern range DIG Deepak Kumar told Bolangir: “The main defendant buried the teacher’s body in the school playground before burning it. The pit to hide the body was dug earlier and filled with mud early on October 9. The family of the deceased filed a complaint against the accused, alleging that she mysteriously disappeared after accompanying him in his car to Bhawanipatna on October 8. Kumar said: “We have sufficient evidence to suggest that the murder was planned in advance.