Surat rape victim suspected be an Odia, says Gujarat Minister

Surat/Bhubaneswar: In what comes as major shock for Odisha, Gujarat Home Minister PS Jadeza today said that the Surat rape victim is suspected to be a native of Odisha.

He told media that the police are suspecting her to be from Odisha even though her identity has not yet been established.

“We are in touch with Odisha DGP. The photograph is being matched with those of 8,000 lost children in the city. Police have pasted 1,200 posters of her photo across the city and on trains. Surat police and Crime Branch are jointly investigating the case,” he added.

The mutilated body of the minor girl aged about 11 was found with 86 marks of injuries in Pandesara of Surat, the area is mostly dominated by Odia people.

Post-mortem report revealed that the girl was kept confined for around eight to ten days, tortured and sexually assaulted.

Surat is a hub of migrants from across the country and large numbers of them from Odisha.

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