In another rape and murder case, a 9-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed in Odisha's Kandhamal district. The case was registered at the Odisha police on Sunday. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) UR told the media that the incident took place on Saturday when the girl had gone for a bath after returning from school.
The parent of the minor registered the case at the Kotagarh police station by her parents when the girl did not return for long. Later the body of the minor was found lying half-naked near a bush with a pool of blood by the villagers and several injury marks were spotted on her body, said an investigating officer.
According to reports, the incident occurred at around 2 am when the girl had gone to attend nature’s call at a nullah near her house after returning from school.
The body of the minor was sent for the autopsy test and the probe is underway. However, a 30-year-old man, Gagan Pradhan, in connection with the crime, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Balliguda Nitin Kusalkar said.
The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has announced Rs 5 Lakh ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the family of the minor girl, who was allegedly raped and murdered at Kotpad in Kandhamal district on Sunday.