CB begins probe into girl torching incident in Kalahandi dist

Bhawanipatna: As part of its probe into the girl torching incident at Madhupur village in Kalahandi district, a four-member team of Crime Branch on Saturday visited the spot and started an investigation into the matter.

A four-member team headed by lady inspector have visited Narla and will investigate into the brutal attack, Crime Branch special DG BK Sharma said.

Meanwhile, Union minister Jual Oram today met the victim at Ispat General Hospital and enquired about her health condition.

Besides, the Union minister also declared to bear all the treatment expenses of the minor girl, who is fighting hard for life.

On Friday, the local police had arrested six including two prime accused. Among the two prime accused one is juvenile.

While the minor accused, Shyama Sahoo, was sent to the Juvenile jail yesterday, the others were sent to jail.

The girl, who was torched for protesting eve teasing, is a student of TRW School at Madhupur under Lanjigarh block. The incident took place when she had gone to a nearby stream to attend nature’s call on Wednesday afternoon. Two youths, identified as Bulu Das and Shyama Sahoo of the same village, had passed lewd comments at her.

The girl had protested and informed the matter to her parents. Her mother then had cautioned the youths for the act.

Enraged by her mother’s warning, the two youths had abused the girl’s father in presence of others. Later in the evening when the girl was alone in her house, they trespassed and allegedly set her on fire after dousing her with kerosene oil, police sources said.

Hearing the girl’s screams, local people rescued her and rushed her to a hospital.