Jagatsinghpur: In a brutal incident, a minor was kidnapped and raped and then murdered in a cashew forest near Gadharishpur village under Erasama police limits in Jagatsinghpur district late on Tuesday night.
According to reports, the minor identified as Puja Ari had gone to attend nature’s call on Tuesday night and did not return. Her family members started searching her whereabouts but in vain.
On Wednesday morning, some locals spotted Puja’s body lying in a pool of blood in nearby cashew forest and informed the family members of the minor.
Meanwhile, tension prevailed in Gadharishpur village after the locals blocked road by burning tyres demanding immediate arrested of the culprits.
Police on information have reached the spot and trying to pacify the mob.
Preliminary investigation suggested that Puja was kidnapped and taken to the cashew forest by some miscreants, who raped and then killed her.
A scientific team is on the way to investigate the matter. Further investigation is on.