Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 28:
Missing Odisha rugby player Sujata Pradhan may well be in Odisha capital and working here in an apartment, but the Commissionerate Police couldn’t care less.
Sujata’s friend had specifically told us that Sujata is working in an apartment on Cuttack Road and living near Jharpada Ganesh mandap.
When this reporter went to the apartment to verify the truth, the security guard there refused to cooperate. It was obvious from his answers that there was some link between Sujata and the apartment.
Even though this reporter had tipped off Commissionerate Police DCP Satyabrata Bhoi about this, commissionerate police has not shown any interest in pursuing the lead.
It is a mystery why the commissionerate police, which claims to have dispatched teams out of the state to trace the missing rugby player, is reluctant to look for her in its own backyard.
After all, the cops had recently raided a mason’s native village in Nayagarh’s Khandapara area suspecting him to be in an affair with her. However, they had to return empty-handed.
It may be noted that she never returned home after coming for practice to Kalinga stadium on May 18. Recently, she had called her friend and informed that she was fine. Police obviously did not care to track the origin location of the call.