Kendrapara, July 31
Police today arrested Ekadashi Das, the co-accused in the girl burning case in Kharinasi village of Kendrapara district on Sunday, from Mahakalpada. The main accused in the case, Pradip Das, was arrested on Tuesday from Paradip.
The minor girl, a student of Class VII, was set afire after she rejected the advances of the jilted lover. The girl is struggling for her life with 60 percent burns at the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.
The government has already announced that it would bear the entire cost of the girl’s treatment. A cheque for Rs 20, 000 from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund was handed over to the girl’s family on Monday to take care of her immediate expenses.