Bhadrak: A 15-year-old girl was kidnapped from Ahiyas of Jajpur district and dumped a few days later at Dhamnagar Hospital in Bhadrak district. The victim succumbed to her injuries on Monday.
As per sources, the victim was kidnapped by four youths when she was on her way to her home from coaching classes. They reportedly took her to Kochila river bank at Arjunpur under Dhusuri Police limits. Here, two took off while the other two dumped her bloodied body at the Dhamnagar Hospital. The hospital deeming her condition as critical sent her to District Headquarter Hospital (DHH), Bhadrak.
As the victim’s condition kept worsening, she was sent to SCB College and Hospital, Cuttack. She succumbed to her injuries today morning.
It is suspected that the kidnappers made a rape attempt after kidnapping her, failing to which they tried to kill her. Most possibly, two of them had a change of heart and brought her to hospital but fled in fear of getting identified.
Meanwhile, the victim’s father has accused two youths from Jajapur’s Ahiyas to be involved in kidnapping and murder of his daughter as they have their maternal uncle’s home at Dhamnagar.
While the deceased’s residence comes under Mangalpur Police limits, the fateful incident occurred under Dhusuri Police limits. The case has now been transferred to Dhamnagar Police station.
Panic-stricken Dhamnagar now awaits justice.