Married minor girl found hanging in Bhubaneswar; Family alleges murder

Bhubaneswar: A married minor girl was found hanging inside her house at Bharatpur Slum in Odisha capital, last night.

The body of the deceased was hanging from the asbestos ceiling of the house with a saree.

Police have recovered the body and sent it to AIIMS Bhubaneswar for post-mortem. The husband of the girl was arrested by police as her family members alleged that she was murdered by him.

According to reports, the minor girl of Jagannath Prasad area in Ganjam district had eloped with Chaitanya Nayak, a year ago. The two got married and were residing at the slum.

As per a police complaint lodged by the mother of the deceased, Chaitanya was torturing the girl and forcing her to bring money from her family members as he was not earning. The complainant also alleged that Chaitanya killed her daughter and later hanged the body.

On the basis of the complaint, police have registered a murder case and started an investigation into the incident.

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