Bhubaneswar , 04/11/2016 ( Odisha Samachar )- : Social activist Sannyas Kumar Behera demanded a crime branch probe into the brutal murder of Umar Ali Khan, a construction labourer of Fasioda village under Bolagarh police limits.
Umar had migrated to Kerala on October 2015 to earn his livlihood. On the way of his return journey by train on February 16, 2016 night, he was murdered and thrown on railway track in Sikakulum in Andhra Pradesh. The Sikakulum GRP recovered the half dead man and put him into RIMS Government Hospital without any official formality. However, on being informed, the victim’s father Babu Ali Khan reached the hospital when Umar was out of sense and without treatment. In a state of coma, Babu took Umar to SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack for treatment. But unfortunately, Umar succumbed to his injuries February 24, 2016. After the failure of Cuttack and Bolagarh police in filing an FIR in favour of the victim, Babu rushed to Sikakulam GRP to file a complaint. But the same was not accepted. Later, he wrote to Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) seeking justice. But they to refused to take his case stating that it is a matter of inter-state crime and murder and OHRC does not have any jurisdiction to deal with that. Finally, Babu wrote a letter to the Prime Minister, who ordered the Chief Secretaries of Odisha and Kerala to conduct an inquiry over the case. It is a matter of regret that no investigation has been conducted by police since last eight months, said general secretary of Institute of Social Work and Research Sannyas Kumar Behera.
Umar Ali Khan has left his 22-year old widow wife Mumtaz Bibi and two children who are living in extreme starvation. So, a thorough probe by crime branch should be conducted into the matter to provide justice to the family members of the deceased, he added.