Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 23:

In a huge revelation in the much talked about engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi murder case and the controversial sex video, the deceased’s two friends have said that the video has links with the death of Rishi.


The video has been recorded through Rishi’s girlfriend, the two said without disclosing their identities to media, further adding that they will reveal more regarding the incident if police protection is provided to them.

“I was present with Rishi on the day of the incident. We went to his girlfriend’s house and she gave a mobile phone to him. Later, Rishi said me that the phone contains some secret things regarding an influential person for which his life might be at risk,” a friend of Rishi said.

“I suspect involvement of influential persons in Rishi’s death. He had told me that if he dies after disclosure of the secret, it should come to fore. I want to inform media that Rishi died due to the sex video,” the friend added.

“Rishi’s girlfriend had once telephoned him and said that she might be attacked over the video she has recorded. Her family members had started torturing her after she handed over the video to Rishi,” another friend of Rishi said.

Interestingly, Rishi had mentioned regarding threat to his life in his Facebook post last year. He had written in the post that he wants to slap an influential person and a woman, sources said.

On the other hand, Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania said that Rishi’s friends can provide any information related to the case to ACP Tapan Patnaik who is probing into the matter. Police will provide protection to them, he said.