Niali: Police have traced body of a 17-year-old college girl who was missing since February 11. She had been gang-raped, murdered and then buried by her abductors at Kundagaon village in Cuttack district.
The deceased identified as Sanghamitra Bhoi alias Kandhei of Sudasailo village under Postala panchayat in the district went missing on Feb 11.
After failing to find her following a frantic search, Kandhei’s father Prashant Bhoi lodged a case at Gobindpur police station on the same day.
Police had launched an investigation and detained at least three persons on suspicion yesterday.
The accused identified as Bapuna Patnaik of Tunda, Sunil Pani of Balikuda and Kalu Bhoi of Badamulai confessed to their crime during their interrogation by police last night.
The trio divulged before cops that after raping the girl following her abduction they buried the body in a farmland located in Tunda Balichhaka area.
Gobindpur police had reached the spot to excavate the decomposed body in presence of the magistrate and scientific team.