Sunday, February 25, 2024

19-year-old girl found dead in forest in Odisha’s Koraput; family alleges murder – N.F Times

Boipariguda: The body of a young girl aged around 19 years was spotted today morning by some locals while hanging from a Neem tree under mysterious circumstances in a forest near Nua Ghasarda village under Boipariguda police limits in Koraput district.

However, the girl’s elder brother alleged that she was murdered and then hanged.

The deceased tribal was identified as Gauri Majhi from the village. She had lost her parents in her childhood days and is survived by her sister and brother. She belonged to a poor family.

According to a source, the girl was working as a domestic help at the house of Jeypore police station IIC Mitrabhanu Mohanty for the last year to earn a living and support her family.

On Saturday, Gauri left Mohanty’s house and went elsewhere without informing anyone. Her mobile phone showed ‘switched off’ when the cop contacted her. Later, the IIC contacted the girl’s family and was informed that she had not gone to her parents’ house.

Mohanty and the girl’s family searched for her at all probable locations and at last lodged an FIR with Jeypore police yesterday, mentioning the girl to be missing.

“This is a case of murder and she (Gauri) was hanged after being killed. She was in love with a youth from Salapa village and was often talking with him over the phone. Another youth from Ratakhandi village near Kunturukhala had been frequently disturbing her and us,” her brother said.

On being informed, Boipariguda police along with a scientific team reached the spot and initiated a probe into the death. Police have seized the body and sent it for post-mortem.

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