Mutilated body of minor found in forest; rape and murder alleged

Phulbani: In a gruesome incident, a mutilated body of a minor school girl was found in the forest under Kotagarh police limits of Kandhamal district today. It is suspected that the minor has been raped and murdered.

According to family sources, the girl had gone to attend nature’s call after returning from school in the morning. When she didn’t return after a long time, her parents filed a complaint at the nearby police station.

The body of the victim was reportedly found from the nearby forest in the afternoon. The Kotagarh police reached the spot and have started an investigation into the case.

Meanwhile, tension was reported in the area after the incident came to light.