Missing Minor Girl’s Body Found In Keonjhar, Rape Before Murder Suspected

Keonjhar: Keonjhar Sadar Police today recovered the semi-nude body of a minor girl who had gone missing.

Circumstantial evidence suggests that the minor girl from Haldiaguna village under Keonjhar Sadar police limits was raped before she was murdered.

Police have seized the body and have sent it for post-mortem.

“A minor girl from Haldiaguna village had gone missing on the evening of the day before yesterday. Her father reported the matter at around 1.00 AM.  We had searched for her yesterday. Today police with the help of villagers we have found her body. We are sending it for post mortem,” informed Suresh Kumar Nayak, Additional Superintendent of Police Keonjhar.

Nayak said that nothing can be said on the matter at this moment and the post mortem report will reveal everything.

The Father of the deceased minor girl, Rend Majhi told that his daughter had gone to watch ‘jhoomar dance’ with her mother on October 20.

Majhi said that halfway through the programme, his wife called him over the phone that their daughter was missing.

He said that they searched for her in the night and the following day but could not find her and reported the matter to the police.

“Today police with the help of villagers found her body. I suspect that she was raped before being murdered. I want the harshest punishment for the perpetrators of the crime,” stated Majhi.


Suresh Kumar Nayak, Addl. SP, Keonjhar

Rend Majhi, Father of deceased minor girl