Balasore: Body of a missing 7-year-old girl was found at a bush near a pond at Sundarkoili village under Baliapal police limits in Odisha’s Balasore district today.
Police have recovered the body for post-mortem and detained a person namely Deepak Sahu of the locality for questioning in this connection.
According to reports, family members of the girl had lodged a police complaint regarding the missing of the minor girl yesterday evening. She went missing on December 11 while she was playing with her friends in the morning. Though her kin searched for her at various places, but in vain.
After the recovery of the body, cops have started investigation to ascertain the reason behind the death of the girl. Tension ran high in the village over the incident while a platoon of police force was deployed to avoid any untoward incident.
The minor girl’s death took place at a time when uproar has gripped the state over the alleged abduction and murder of a five-year-old girl in Nayagarh district.