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Minor Girl Rape Accused Commits Suicide In Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur

**Kujang:** A minor girl rape accused committed suicide after perpetrating the heinous crime at Gandakipur under Kujang block of Jagatsinghpur district today.

As per reports, the deceased identified as Gopi Samal had allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl living next door after calling her into his house on pretext of performing prayer, when he was alone at home.

The girl used to address Samal as uncle and being close neighbor visited his house frequently. Unaware of his intentions she entered the house after which Samal closed the door and raped her.

Later, the girl reported the matter to her parents following which her mother lodged a written complaint at the Kujang police station. Acting on the complaint police left for the spot and found that Samal had committed suicide by hanging himself with a piece of cloth.

The body of Samal was recovered by police and sent for post-mortem. The minor girl was also sent to Kujang hospital for medical examination and a probe has been initiated.

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