The girl’s parents lodged a complaint with the police after some villagers informed them about seeing the girl with the youth. After frenetic search of four days, the police and villagers found the girl’s body in a forest, about seven kilometres from the village.
“Preliminary investigation has pointed to suspected rape and murder. We are however waiting for the post mortem report,” Sambalpur additional superintendent of police DK Deo told Hindustan Times.
In another similar case, on September 3 Sambalpur police had arrested a 28-year-old youth for raping and murdering a 8-year-old girl. Creating a rare record in Odisha’s judicial history, a court has convicted the youth in just 29 days of the crime.