28 September 2019
Rourkela: Immediately after recovery of the dead body of a school student, who had recently gone missing in the Koel River here, his father alleged the boy has been tortured to commit suicide.
Nirmal Das, father of the deceased Nilesh Das, suspected role of some school students who have tortured his son to commit suicide. He asserted that a girl is responsible for his son's death and demanded an unbiased probe stating the girl who has killed his son may kill somebody else's son in future.
Earlier on Thursday afternoon, Nirmal had received a call from his wife that their son Nilesh, a Class IX student of MGM English Medium School, had not returned from school.
Following it Nirmal went to the school and found his son's bag with the security guard but the latter was not able to give details about the whereabouts of Nilesh. It was during search in the locality, they found his cycle on the bridge near Koel River.
Immediately, Nirmal informed police and a massive search operation was launched by a joint team of ODRAF and Odisha Police but they were unable to trace Nilesh. Earlier today, his body was recovered from the river bank near Pradhanpali.
Meanwhile, Rourkela DSP Jyotirmaya Bhukta informed that an investigation to ascertain the reason behind the incident will be initiated soon.