Body of Krupasindhu Sahoo exhumed by the Odisha police from the Taanla river bed
Krupasindhu Sahoo, 40, of Nachhigan village under the jurisdiction of the Niali police in Odisha had gone missing since Monday. He went to the local market on a motorcycle at around the noon time and did not return. When he could not be found despite search, his wife Priya lodged a missing complaint in the Niali police station. His family members found his two-wheeler near a temple on the embankment of river Prachi on Tuesday. On January 31, the police exhumed his body from the Taanla river bed near Bhaichia-Jodibara bridge and sent it for post mortem to the SCB Medical at Cuttack.
Sahoo had filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to know the details of the Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI) like the amount of money spent on line transplantation of paddy saplings. The BGREI is an ongoing Project in the Krushna Prasad gram panchayat, and is being implemented by Union Ministry of Agriculture to enhance agriculture production. Sahoos wife, Priya, has alleged that threat cvalls were received by him from some villagers after the filing of the RTI application. She blamed a group of villagers for embezzled funds under BGREI and said that Sahoo wanted to file criminal cases against them.
A large number of villagers staged road blockade on Phulnakhara-Niali State Highway-60 and demonstrated in front of Niali police station alleging negligence on part of the police in dealing with the missing case. The police is investigating the matter and no arrests have been made so far.