Bhawanipatna: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the Kalahandi Superintendent of Police to conduct a probe into the allegations of sexual exploitation of girls in Sunshine Public School and submit a report in three days.
Significantly, the Commission noted that Gobinda Sahu, president of school management committee of Sunshine Public School and the prime accused in the sensational Mamita Meher murder case, allegedly exploited minors sexually in the school.
The NCPCR has asked the SP to submit a copy of the FIR, statements under Section 164 CrPC, action taken against the accused and total number girls/boys studying in the school and their age group.
The Commission has also asked the SP whether the case was registered under the POCSO Act.
“These sexual activities were done inside a separate room by Gobinda Sahu. He used to tempt the girls for good marks in examination and Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra used to visit the school frequently.
Girls as well as boys were targeted in the activity of exploitation,” the Commission noted. Gobinda Sahu has been arrested for allegedly killing lady teacher Mamita Meher.
The Opposition parties have been demanding action against the Minister of State for Home for his alleged links with the accused.
The Odisha Youth Congress submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind Friday demanding a fair probe into the murder of Mamita Meher.
The Congress party held a sixhour ‘hartal’ in the state Friday demanding the sacking and arrest of the Minister of State for Home, who is in the eye of the storm for his alleged closeness with Gobinda Sahu.
The ‘hartal’ began at 6 am amidst tight security and was by and large peaceful with no report of any untoward incident during the day, police said. All non-BJD parties supported the ‘hartal’.