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Missing minor girl found dead in Malkangiri, rape suspected

rape and blackmail

Kalimela: Police today recovered the body of a 15-year-old girl in a field at Bhejangiwada village under Kalimela police limits in Malkangiri district.

The minor girl reportedly went missing from her house on June 11. Although the family members of the girl had launched a frantic search, they could not trace her.

Four days after she went missing, a resident of the village spotted the body of the girl near a field and informed the police. On being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the body. The body was later sent for an autopsy.

Meanwhile, the family members of the victim lodged a complaint with Kalimela police alleging that she was raped and subsequently murdered.

The police have launched an investigation into the matter. Efforts are on to nab the culprits, said a police official.

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