Minor girl raped, murdered in Khurda; locals block road

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Khurda: In yet another shameful incident, a six-year-old girl was raped and later murdered allegedly by a youth in Mundia Sahi underJatni police limits in Khurda district late last night.

According to sources, the incident occurred late last night when the accused youth lured the girl out of her house and forcibly took her to a secluded place where he outraged her modesty and then killed her.

After the incident came to fore, locals caught the accused youth and thrashed him black and blue, leaving him critically injured.

While the youth was handed over to Jatni police, he was initially admitted to a nearby hospital for preliminary treatment and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack in a critical condition, sources added.

Fumed over the incident, irate locals staged road blockade today by burning tyres. The locals demanded stringent action against the accused.

Following the tension, one platoon of police forces have been deployed at the spot, sources said. Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahoo also reached the spot to take stock of the situation.

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