Minor girl tortured and killed by cousin sisters


Lakhanpur: In an incident, a college going girl was killed by two of her cousins in Bijapali village under Lakhanpur in Jharsuguda district late on Thursday.

The victim’s body, identified as Sanjukta Jaipuria was found in a room under mysterious circumstances of her house on Friday morning by Rengali Police and allegedly detained Sanjukta’s two cousin sisters named Soudamini (22) and Santoshini Jaipuria (23).

The Brajrajnagar SDPO N C Dandsena said the arrested sisters are alleged of practicing sorcery and insisting the victim for participating in a weird ritual performed to heal her from an evil spirit. The Sisters duo pretending them as lord shiva and brahma tortured the victim by striping her naked and making her bald. The victim was beaten to an unconscious state and then her chest was speared to death with a trident.

The victim’s father, mother and sister were arrested alleged of abetting the superstitious practice and showing negligence on victim’s painful screams.

Besides, the culprits’ father and mother were also arrested for allegedly involved in the mysterious killing.  The dead body has been sent for autopsy and the report is expected to provide lead for further investigation in the case.

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