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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Kandhamal: Police today recovered decomposed body of a young girl from a water tank near Latedikiya village in Kandhamal district.

As per reports, one of the workers employed at the pump house found the floating body inside the tank on Sunday.

The pump house worker Gangaram Pradhan said, "When I reached the pump house, I found a body floating inside the tank following which I informed the panchayat and the locals about the matter."

Police and fire brigade officials reached the spot and recovered the body from the tank. The body of the young girl who is yet to be identified due to its acute decomposition has been sent for post mortem to MKCG Medical College and Hospital.

G. Udayagiri SDPO Jayakrushna Behera informed that the body of the deceased girl was devoid of any clothes and its neck and waist were tied to a sandbag with plastic ropes when it was recovered.

"We assume the girl was murdered elsewhere and later, the body was disposed in the water tank. The exact reason behind the death is yet to be clear but we have launched a probe into the incident,” said Behera.

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