Tension at Bbsr hospital over minor girl’s rape and murder

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed on Capital Hospital premises here on Tuesday night when family members of a rape and murder victim tried to forcefully take back the dead body before post-mortem.

Family members of the deceased and hundreds of residents of Salia Sahi slum, where the victim was staying, entered the post-mortem building of the hospital and vandalised the place when their attempt to snatch the dead body failed due to the presence of police.

Meanwhile, after DCP Nitinjeet Singh’s interference the matter came into control and doctors of the hospital carried out the post-mortem of the deceased girl. 

Sources said the tension continued from 9 pm on Tuesday evening till 3 am on Wednesday morning.

"A case has been registered at Nayapalli police station and we have already arrested the accused. The dead body of the victim has been handed over to her family members after the post-mortem,” said Singh.

The district administration made all the arrangements to send the dead body for cremation at Swargadwara, Puri.

Notably, the eight year-old girl was raped and murdered on Tuesday by a person whom she was helping in searching someone's house in Salia Sahi here.