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24 December 2019

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty


Rayagada: The police today arrested the prime accused in the alleged rape and murder case of a minor girl which came to light in the wee hours of the day.

Rayagada SP, Dr Saravana Vivek M said that the accused, Seba Bag Singh has been arrested by Rayagada police on charges of rape and murder. "We are investigating into the matter and further details will come to the fore once the post mortem reports are available," he added.

The minor girl’s bruised body was found today in a semi-nude state in a forest near Chandanpur under Rayagada district. Her family has alleged that she was raped and then murdered.

The girl was missing since Saturday and her parents had effectively lodged a Missing Persons report. After the victim’s body was discovered, the family joined by locals had blocked Chandanpur-Muniguda road protesting the brutal incident.

Dr Saravana Vivek M, SP, Rayagada