Rourkela, Nov 6: The viscera report has dismissed the possibility of murder in the case of Sushmita Minz, the Assistant Collector of Rourkela in Odisha's Sundargarh district, as stated by the police on Monday.
Banita Majhi, Rourkela's Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) from the Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) of Odisha Police, addressed the media and confirmed that the viscera report has established that Minz's cause of death was drowning. Earlier, the post-mortem report had also indicated that the drowning was of an antemortem nature.
In response to allegations made by Minz's brother, Sandip Minz, suggesting foul play, Majhi categorically ruled out murder. However, the DSP mentioned that they are continuing their investigation to explore other possible factors that might have contributed to the death.
It is worth mentioning that Minz’s body was found floating in the pond of Sensory Park under Plant Site police limits in Rourkela city on September 19. Later, Minz’s brother lodged a complaint with police in which he alleged that she was murdered. He said that Minz was under depression due to work pressure.
The complainant accused Sundargarh Collector, Rourkela ADM, Gurundia Block Development Officer, Gurundia Child Development Project Officer and a woman Sub-Inspector of police of killing his sister.