Nayagarh girl child murder: PIL seeking CBI probe filed in Odisha HC

Cuttack: Voluntary organisation Bharat Vikas Parishad today filed a Public interest Litigation (PIL) in the Orissa High Court seeking a CBI probe into the sensation incident of murder of five-year-old girl Pari of Jadupur village in Nayagarh district.

The petitioner also sought a compensation of Rs 25 lakh for the deceased’s family. The state government and Nayagarh district administration have been made parties in the PIL.

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The government has already directed the State Crime Branch to probe into the murder of the child. The deceased girl’s father Ashok Sahoo and mother Saudamini had on November 24 attempted self-immolation outside the Odisha Legislative Assembly demanding justice for their daughter. Alleging police inaction in the case, the couple accused minister Arun Kumar Sahoo of shielding accused Babuli Nayak. They claimed that Nayak is a close aide of the Nayagarh MLA.

The child had gone missing while playing in front of her house on July 14. Later on July 23, her decomposed body was found packed in a sack behind the house near a pond. Her parents alleged that Nayak had kidnapped and murdered their daughter.

The Nayagarh Sadar police had registered a case under Sections 363, 364, 302, and 201 of the IPC on the basis of a complaint lodged by the couple.

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