Minor girl found dead in Angul; rape & murder suspected

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Angul: A 12-year-old minor girl was allegedly kidnapped, raped and later murdered near Dakhina Kali temple in Kangula village in Angul district on Sunday evening.

According to sources, the minor girl was on her way to meet her father in the afternoon when she was allegedly kidnapped by one, identified as Anam Dehury of the same village.

However, the minor’s mutilated body was found dumped in a bush near the temple yesterday evening. Following this, her father lodged a complaint with the police.

On the basis of the complaint, Angul SP, SDPO and inspector-in-charge of Angul police station along with a forensic team reached the spot and investigated the crime scene. The body was later sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.

While the exact cause behind the death of the minor girl is yet to be established, it is suspected that the girl has been raped and murdered.

Whether the girl was raped before being murdered can be ascertained only after receiving the autopsy report, the police said. Further probe into the matter is underway while efforts are on to nab the suspect, police added.

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