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Minor Girl Murdered After Suspected Rape In Odisha's Angul

20 January 2019

Diptanshu Dash

Angul: The body of a 12-year-old girl has been spotted in a farmland at Kangula village under Angul police limits on Sunday.

The body of the minor girl is mutilated and it is suspected that she has been raped and murdered, said sources. The deceased has been identified as Sasthi Maharana, the daughter of Saroj Maharana of Kangula village.

According to sources, Sasthi was abducted by miscreants while she had gone to the farms to meet her father. Her body was found behind a temple in the village.

A police team led by local SDPO have rushed to the spot and started investigation. Preliminary probe revealed that the girl belonged to a nearby village.

"A case has been registered and the forensic team would inspect the spot at dawn tomorrow. A thorough probe has been initiated," a senior police official said.