Nabarangpur,December 14 (LocalWire:)
A minor tribal girl who had gone missing from her yesterday was allegedly gang raped and murdered in Kosamuguda police station limits of Nabarangpur district.
Body of the16-year-old was spotted lying in a pool of blood in a field in the village. A group of villagers who had gone collect fuel wood from the nearby forest spotted the body. As suspected rape and murder of the village spread fast, tension has mounted up in the village and neighbouring areas.
From preliminary investigation, it has been found that the victim was raped and then was murdered to escape detection. A special squad constituted for the purpose is hopeful cracking the gruesome offence, said local police officials.
Men’s dress materials have been retrieved close to the crime spot. Therefore, we suspect it to be case of case rape.
The apparels and other incriminating material evidences gathered from spot has been sent for forensic test, added police officials.
It is pertinent to note here that registration of rape cases is the State is on the rise with 4,367 cases registered from January 2018 till September 30, 2019.
Disconcertingly, 55% of the rape survivors were minor girls. Of the rape cases registered till September end this year, 965 cases pertained to sexual assault of minor girls.