Minor gangraped and murdered in Kandhamal

Phulbani (Odisha): A 13-year-old girl was murdered after being allegedly gangraped by some youths in Odisha's Kandhamal district, police said here today.

The girl, A Class VII student of Dadamaha, had gone to witness a 'yatra'(play) at nearby Simanbadi village on Thursday night when the youths sexually assaulted her, sub-divisionalpolice officer (SDPO), Baliguda, Arjun Barik said.

As the girl apparently attempted to raise an alarm, she was strangulated to death with her scarf, Barik said.

The body was found yesterday from the roadside near Masanipada village, the SDPO said adding the incident which was first of its kind in the area had shocked the people.

Post-mortem on the body was performed at Daringibadi public health centre and a case was registered on the basis of an FIR lodged by her faher, he said adding no one had been arrested in this connection yet.