Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 5:
Alleging fake encounter of Dongria Kondh youth, Monda Kadrika, his brother has filed a murder complaint against the security forces in the Kalyansinghpur police station in Odisha’s Rayagarh district on Friday.
Drika Kadrika, along with 20 villagers, went to the Kalyansinghpur police station on Friday.
In the written complaint, he alleged that the body of Monda Kadrika was not shown to the villagers and the police officials abused and threatened the villagers.
Monda Kadrika was not a Maoist. If strict action is not taken against the culprits, the Dongrias will take out a protest march and gherao the Kalyansinghpur police station, Superintendent Police and District Collector’s office, Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti member, Lada Sikaka threatened.
Notably, the security forces on February 27 had claimed that a suspected Maoist, Monda Kadrika (20), was killed in an encounter in the Dangamatia forests.
Meanwhile, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) acting Chairman Justice BK Mishra, on Thursday, has directed the Southern Division RDC and the South-West Range DIG to inquire and report separately to it on the allegations of fake encounter of Monda within four weeks. The commission has adjourned the matter to April 26.