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Police still clueless about murderous attack on Odisha college girl

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Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Oct 6:

The Odisha Government Railway Police (GRP) are yet to arrive at any conclusion on the reasons behind the brutal attack on a 18-year old college student, who was rescued in a critically injured condition near platform no. 4 of the Bhubaneswar railway station on Sunday.

The victim, who is under treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, has been identified as a native of Balugaon in Nayagarh district and a +3 Commerce student at the Nayagarh Autonomous College.

Victim under treatment at SCB Hospital, Cuttack
Victim under treatment at SCB Hospital, Cuttack

The Nayagarh Sadar police along with GRP officials today interrogated the girl to find out why she had travelled all the way to Bhubaneswar and with whom. Her parents, in their complaint filed with the Nayagarh Sadar police on Saturday, had said the victim had gone missing after she left home for tuition classes.

Sources in the police said, the girl has told the police during interrogation that she had come to Bhubaneswar with one of her friends on a bike to attend an interview. However, there is no clarity on who had accompanied her to the city and why she had not informed her family about the so-called interview she had come to attend.

The IIC of Bhubaneswar GRP Soubhagya Swain said they are taking several angles- including a loot and murder attempt- into consideration. He said the girl’s claim that  she was carrying two gold chains, Rs 14,000 in cash and a mobile phone with her is under verification because these were not found when she was rescued..

“It could be the handiwork of a gang of looters behind the attack”, the IIC  said, adding,  ” We are still trying to find out why and how the victim reached the desolate spot where she was attacked.”

He said the cut mark on the girl’s neck and wrist suggests the unidentified miscreants tried to kill her.

Meanwhile,  the police have asked the mobile operator to provide call details of the sim card used by the girl on Saturday and Sunday.

“After we get the call details we will be able to crack the case and nab the culprits”, the IIC said.

The girl was rescued with multiple injuries on her body from a desolate spot near platform no-4 of the Bhubaneswar railway station on Sunday.She was first rushed to the Capital Hospital here and later referred to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack for treatment after her condition deteriorated.