Dhenkanal: Dhenkanal police today arrested one person in connection with the murder of a minor girl at Kurunti village under Motanga police limits of the district on Tuesday.
The accused has been identified as Jagan Jena (24) alias Jaga, a resident of the same village as that of the deceased.
According to a press note issued from the Dhenkanal district police headquarters, a minor girl staying in a rented house along with her parents in Kurunti village was allegedly found murdered on Tuesday last.
On the fateful day when the minor girl was alone in her house as her parents were on a visit to a doctor and her brother had gone to play, Jaga who frequently visited their house allegedly murdered her and fled the spot, the press note stated.
Based on circumstantial evidence police have arrested Jaga and forwarded him to court.
While the post-mortem report is awaited, further investigation in the case is underway, the press note said.