Malkangiri: Family members of a Class X student of a residential school who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Malkangiri district alleged that she was raped and subsequently murdered.
Bandana Sardar, daughter of Santosh Sardar of Sikhapali village, was studying in Class X of Sikhapali residential school in MV-29 under Balimela block of Malkangiri district.
According to sources, the warden of the hostel of the residential school spotted the body of the girl was lying in a pool of blood in the computer room of the school on Thursday night. There were cut marks on her hand.
Although the school employees rushed the girl to a local hospital, the doctors pronounced her brought dead. The doctors said that excessive bleeding led to her death.
While the police are yet to ascertain whether Bandana committed suicide or she was murder, the family members of the deceased alleged that she was raped and subsequently murdered.
The hostel warden said that Bandana was normal while having dinner last night.
The police sent the body for an autopsy and launched a probe into the matter.