Reported by Santosh Jagdev
In a shocking incident, a 8-year old girl of Salia Sahi in the city was allegedly raped and murdered by a youth from the same locality on Tuesday.
The body of the victim has been sent for post mortem.
The minor girl was identified as Pooja Mohanty (8) of Salia Sahi. The accused, Ashok Sahu (19) who was arrested this evening belongs to the same locality..
According to reports, Sahu allegedly abducted the girl from Salia Sahi and raped her at a desolate spot in Sriram Nagar. Scared that the girl would reveal his name, he strangled her to death, sources in the police said.
The body of the victim was recovered from a bush near Loyola School at Sriram Nagar under the Nayapalli police station area.
Commissioner of Police R P Sharma said the incident took place after the accused, identified as Ashok Sahu, sought help from the eight-year-old girl’s parents to locate the house of a person in the slum.
“We had sent our daughter to show him the house. But she did not return. We thought she must be playing with friends,” the victim’s father said.
Local people nabbed the accused after the girls’ body was found and handed him over to the police, Sharma said