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Attack on girl in Odisha capital: Stolen goods retrieved from well in house of accused

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Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Oct 11:

On the sixth day of its investigation in the case, the Government Railway Police (GRP) Bhubaneswar was able to trace two gold chains, Rs 8000 in cash and a mobile phone carried by an 18-year-old girl from Nayagarh district in Odisha,who was brutally attacked by her 20-year-old college mate on October 4 night near Platform No 4 in the city railway station.

The police traced these stuffs to an unused well located behind the accused Avinash Mohanty’s house in Saradhapur village in Nayagarh district.

According to GRP IIC Soubhagya Swain, a four member team of GRP personnel led by him reached Mohanty’s native place at around 10 am today. Along with Nayagarh Sadar police  and fire brigade personnel of the district, the GRP team conducted a two-hour long search operation to find out the hidden cash and gold ornaments acting on the statement of the accused, who had confessed to the crime during interrogation.

Earlier, the girl who is still undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, had told the police that she had brought with her two gold chains, Rs 14,000 in cash and a mobile phone while leaving home with Mohanty.

On October 9, the GRP, with the help of traced call details of the SIM card used by the girl, had arrested Mohanty from his village on attempt to murder charges.

The GRP had rescued the girl, a native of Balugaon in the same district, in a critically injured condition with stab wounds all over her body from near Platform No 4 of the Bhubaneswar railway station on Sunday afternoon.

Mohanty and the girl were college mates and were in a relationship. While the girl was a +3 Commerce student at the Nayagarh Autonomous College, Mohanty was a + 3 second year science student in the same college.