Odisha minor girl dies under mysterious circumstances, kin allege rape and murder

Balasore: Amid hue and cry across Odisha over the abduction and murder of a 5-year-old girl in Nayagarh, a minor girl was allegedly raped and killed in Baghamara area under Nilagiri police limits in Balasore district.

As per the family members of the deceased girl, she had gone to a pond in the locality yesterday morning when an owner of a brick kiln and his manager forcibly took her to a place and raped the girl. The duo also thrashed the victim and made her consume poison. The girl then returned home in a critical condition, following which her family members rushed her to the Nilagiri Community Health Centre. She was later shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital as her condition deteriorated. However, she breathed her last while undergoing treatment around 4 PM.

On the other hand, police said the deceased’s family members were opposing her love affair with a youth and had thrashed the girl. She consumed poison when she had gone to the pond for bathing. Police have registered an unnatural death case into the incident and started investigation.

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