Jagatsinghpur minor girl rape & murder: Main accused arrested from Badambadi

Jagatsinghpur: Police arrested the main accused in the rape and murder of a minor girl at Gadaharishpur village under Erasama block in Jagatsinghpur last evening. The accused identified as Nanlaba Mana alias Kalia was arrested from Badambadi area of Cuttack.

Meanwhile, strongly condemning the incident, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of the deceased.

As per sources, the minor girl had gone to a nearby cashew forest late on Tuesday night to attend nature’s call when she was allegedly dragged by the accused into the bushes.

Police suspected that she was raped and later murdered before being thrown in the nearby cashew forest.