Sundargarh: Police today arrested the accused involved in rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in the district. The decomposed body of the victim was found inside the jungle near Basundhara river under Hemagiri police limits on July 22.
The accused has been identified as Kuldeep Magar. Police said that the accused raped the victim and later strangulated her to death.
“The accused later buried the dead body under branches and leaves. Police have for forwarded the accused for rape and murder of a minor girl and invoked the POCSO Act. Police will take expeditious steps to complete the investigation quickly and submit the charge sheet in the court,” said a police official.