Bodies of missing Odisha minor girl, youth found hanging in Jagdalpur

Jeypore: The bodies of a minor girl and a youth from Laxmipur area of Koraput district were found hanging from a tree in Jagdalpur district of Chhattisgarh today.

According to reports, locals of Nagarnar areas in Jagdalpur initially spotted the bodies and informed police about the matter. During a preliminary investigation, police seized a pair of chapals and school bag near the spot.

They also found an Aadhaar card from the bag. Tracking down the address mentioned in the Aadhaar card, the Jagdalpur police came to know that the deceased girl was a minor and native of Kutikajhola in Laxmipur. She was missing since March following which her family members had lodged complaint with Laxmipur police station. Police also identified the deceased youth as Satya Prepeka from the same village.

Sources said the minor girl and youth were in a love affair. The duo had left the village as their family members were opposing their relationship. Though the reason behind the deaths is unknown, police have initiated an investigation to know the details.

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