Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court closed the sensational Itishree Pradhan murder case today, a week after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which was probing into the case, submitted closure report of the case.
In the closure report submitted to the apex court, the central agency had stated that it is clueless about the unidentified accused in the murder case, following which the move of the court came today.
Itishree, a young school teacher at the Tikiri primary school in Rayagada district, was set on fire on night of Oct 27, 2013. She was rushed to the district headquarters hospital with severe burn injuries. Later, she was shifted to the Seven Hills hospital in Visakhapatnam where she succumbed to her injuries after six days.
It was alleged that Itishree was torched to death after she brought allegations against accused persons for sexually harassing her at work place.
The incident had created nationwide uproar raising eyebrows on the efficiency of police administration in the state.
Hearing a PIL filed by a law student Sudipta Lenka in Bengaluru, the Supreme Court on January 20, 2015 had ordered the CBI probe into murder of Itishree Pradhan.