Minor girl found dead, rape and murder alleged

Bhawanipatna: A minor girl has been found dead under mysterious circumstances at Bhaluchanchara village under Narla block in Kalahandi district. It is alleged that the girl has been killed after rape.

The incident occurred when the girl was alone at her home yesterday as her father had visited a neighbouring village for some work. Later in the day, he found the dead body of his daughter inside the house.

The victim’s father alleged that she was regularly harassed by a youth of their village. He said, “A youth was regularly harassing my daughter. Being irate over such behavior, once she slapped the youth following which Gram Sabha had fined me. I had opposed such move”, victim’s father said.

He further alleged that the accused family had threatened to kill her. “The youth’s mother had threatened to kill my daughter. She had said that her sons will ruin the life of my daughter”, he added.

After receiving the allegations police have started investigation and sniffer dogs have been pressed into service along with forensic experts.

In another incident in the district, a minor girl has committed suicide at Naktiguda under Bhawanipatna Sadar police limits. Alleging that she took the extreme step over a love affair, her family has demanded arrest of the accused.