Bargarh: The body of a minor girl who was missing since last night was found hanging from a tree under mysterious circumstances in Budhapali village under Padmapur police limits in Bargarh district on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Mamata Luha of Budhapali village.
According to sources, Mamata went to bed after having dinner last night. However, her family members found her missing from her bed later. Although they searched for her in the village, they could not trace her. Later, some locals spotted her body hanging from a tree this morning. They immediately contacted her family.
The family members lodged a complaint with Padmapur police in this regard. The police visited the spot and launched a probe into the incident. The body was sent to a hospital for an autopsy.
Meanwhile, the family members alleged that Mamata was murdered and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.