NCPCR summons Nayagarh Collector, SP in minor girl murder case

Bhubaneswar: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has summoned Nayagarh Collector and SP in connection with the alleged abduction and murder of a five-year-old girl of Jadupur village in the district.

The two officials have been directed to appear before the commission through video conferencing on December 9 at 12 noon along with detailed action taken report (ATR), copy of FIR, and all relevant documents pertaining to the matter.

The NCPCR had earlier taken suo moto cognizance of the matter. Commission’s Chairperson Priyank Kanoongo also said that the NCPCR has received complaints over human organ trafficking.

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 Odisha Government has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by IPS officer Arun Bothra for investigation of the case.

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