Balasore: Police recovered the body of the minor girl who had eloped with her lover on December 3 was found dead at Arada Bazaar in Sahadevkhunta of the district under mysterious circumstances last light.
The deceased 14-year-old girl has been identified as Neha Parveen.
Meanwhile, Neha’s kin alleged her lover’s hand behind her death. “Since my daughter runway from the house some days ago, we never talked to her. They were living somewhere after they runaway. The duo had returned to the boy’s, whose name is Mamun – house a few days ago. However, the boy informed us over the phone last night that Neha is dead. We suspect that he has killed her,” alleged Neha’s father Sheik Alam.
On being informed, police reached at the spot and detained the boy and his father suspecting their hands behind the death of Neha. Her body also has been sent to the hospital for postmortem.
“We have started an investigation into the matter. We have detained the boy and his father for interrogation suspecting their involvement in the death of the girl who was found with head-injury. We assume it to be a crime over a love affair. However, the exact cause of the girl’s death will run away after the postmortem of her body,” said Subhransu Sekhar, IIC of Sahadevkhunta Police Station.