Balangir: A minor girl was allegedly raped and murdered by unidentified men who poured acid on her face apparently to stall investigation at Sargipalli in Balangir district of Odisha, police said here yesterday.
The body of the 15-year-old victim, who had passed the matriculation examination this year, was found near a nullah on Saturday with acid burn on her face and neck, deputy superintendent of police, Balangir, KK Panigrahi said.
Quoting the FIR lodged by her father, police said the girl was missing since Friday.
Police have launched investigation into the incident on the basis of the complaint lodged by the girl's father yesterday, they said.
This is a heinous crime and the police is making all efforts to nab the culprits, Panigrahi said.
A few days back, a minor girl was also raped in the district at Kantabanji and a boy arrested in this connection.
Meanwhile, Balangir Child welfare Committee member Satya Singh said that the children of Balangir district are not safe with cases of rape, murder and kidnapping increasing day by day.