Nabarangpur: Tentulikhunti police in Nabarangpur district on Friday detained a person for allegedly killing a girl, who happens to be her niece.
According to reports, Dharani Panda (24), a +3 final year student was found lying in an unconscious state on the premises of Anchalagumma high school on Thursday night.
The family members immediately shifted the girl to the nearest Tentulikhunti community health centre for treatment, but doctor declared her brought dead.
Smelling foul play, the family members lodged a complaint with the local police. On the basis of a complaint filed by the victim’s mother Suryamani Panda, Tentulikhunti police have started an investigation into the alleged murder.
If sources are the believed the accused, Bhisma Harijan (27), had developed a love relationship with the girl, to which the family members were opposing.
IIC Paramananda Sunani said the exact reason for the death could be ascertained after receiving the post mortem report.