Minor girl found hanging in Mayurbhanj forest

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Mayurbhanj: A 14-year-old minor girl was found hanging from a tree in Marikund forest under Badasahi police limits in Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Pratima Mahakud of Kendudiha village.

According to sources, some locals spotted the body, hanging from a tree in the forest and informed the same to the local police.

Reportedly, police have sent the body for postmortem and an investigation into the incident is underway, the police said.

Though the actual reason behind the girl’s death is yet to be ascertained, locals claimed that Pratima might have taken the extreme step because of some family feud.

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