In yet another incident of rising crime against women in the Capital city, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a daily wage earner on Tuesday in Nayapalli area.
Her body was recovered by the police from a secluded place near Loyola School. The accused Ashok Sahoo (21), alias Kiran, was arrested in the evening.
The incident took place in the afternoon when Sahoo approached the victim’s house at about 2 pm, asking for the location of a particular address. When the victim’s father failed to explain the location properly, he asked his daughter to accompany Sahoo to the address he was enquiring about. While the victim was showing him the way, Sahoo reportedly took her to a secluded place. The victim’s family got worried when their daughter did not return home even after one hour. The victim’s family, along with neighbours, began a search for her. Their search eventually led them to her body at about 5 pm, which was dumped near Loyola School. They immediately informed the police.
It was a CCTV placed at the gates of a private pharmacy college near the school that showed Sahoo taking the victim away. He was nabbed by the police based on the CCTV footage. The accused has been been remanded in police custody. He will be produced in a court on Wednesday.