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Prime accused in burning of minor girl nabbed



OST Bureau

Bhubaneswar, July 29

Police today arrested prime accused Pradeep Das from Paradip in connection with yesterday’s horrifying incident of a minor girl being set ablaze in Kharinasi village in Kendrapada district.

Earlier today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while directing the police department to immediately nab the two accused, announced that the treatment cost of the victim will be borne from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Meanwhile, Kendrapada MP Baijyant Panda and MLA Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak met the victim at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. Expressing shock over the incident, Panda said there must be zero tolerance in such heinous crimes.