Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13:
Congress MP from Nawarangpur Pradip Majhi will be sitting on a fast unto death in front of the Odisha Raj Bhawan beginning tomorrow demanding handover of youths who went missing while they were in police custody to their respective families .
Majhi is already on a dharna at the Raj Bhawan since yesterday demanding action against the SDPO, Malkangiri for his alleged role in the disappearance of Trinath Samrath, a native of Narayanguda in the district.
The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) had on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to the Governor seeking his intervention to trace Samrath, who has gone missing after being arrested on theft charges on 23 April last year.
It is to be noted that the OPCC had constituted a fact finding team led by Congress leader Ganeswar Behera, who had visited the village.
According to the team which visited the village on 28 January this year, the victim was mercilessly beaten by police and is suspected to have succumbed to serious injuries in police custody.
The police took several steps to erase evidence of its black deed, the team members alleged.