Bhadrak: In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly strangled to death by her father and stepmother at Bhauriabanki village under Tihidi police limits in Bhadrak district last night.
The deceased has been identified as Parbati Barik, while the accused couple were identified as Babaji Baril and his second wife Basanti Barrik.
According to sources, the husband-wife duo allegedly strangled the girl to death, while her uncle Prabhakar Barik was in the next room. On hearing Parbati’s cry, her uncle broke into the room and rescued her.
Following this, Prabhakar with the help of some locals rushed Parbati to the local hospital where the doctors pronounced her brought dead.
Later, Prabhakar filed a complaint at the police station following which cops have detained the two accused for questioning.
Though the motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, Prabhakar alleged that the accused duo used to torture Parbati, said the police, adding that an investigation into the incident is on.