Kendrapara, July 3 (LocalWire): Vehicular traffic at Duharia Chack came to a standstill today as the National Highway no 5 (A) was blocked by locals, relatives and classmates of an 18-year-old girl who died under mysterious circumstances in her hostel.
For four hours hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the highway as protestors demanded the arrest of the culprits.
Family members of the deceased alleged the girl was raped and killed.
Sarita Sahoo of Bijayanagar village was studying Plus two science in the residential college at Duharia in the outskirts of Kendrapara town.
On Tuesday night, she was taken to the district headquarter hospital at Kendrapara by the staff of Tagore Residential College but doctors declared her brought dead.
The staff fled the hospital leaving her body behind.
Sampad Sahoo, the father of the deceased girl filed an FIR at Kendrapada Sadar police station today and alleged that his daughter was raped and killed by the college staff.
Acting on the FIR, police filed a case.
The body was sent to the district headquarter hospital at Kendrapada for autopsy.
‘After receiving the autopsy report, we will know the exact cause of death,’ said Maheswar Sethi, the IIC of Kendrapada Sadar police station.