4 days after the mutilated physique of a five-year-old lady was present in a nullah in Dhenkanal district of Odisha, police on Tuesday mentioned they’ve arrested a 35-year-old man who’s distant relative of the sufferer on prices of rape and homicide.
The physique of the lady was present in a nullah at Kharakhari village in Kankadahada block of Dhenkanal district on November 13, a day after she went lacking.
Kamakhyanagar sub divisional police officer S Mallick mentioned the accused Shankarshana Dehuri had raped after which battered the lady to dying.
“The accused is a distant uncle of the sufferer and used to go to the lady’s home. On November 12 night, he took the lady and one other boy to a close-by place on the pretext of shopping for some snacks for them. After having snacks, he requested the boy to go whereas he saved carrying the lady in his arms. Nobody noticed the lady after that,” mentioned Mallick.
Police zeroed in on the suspect after questioning numerous shopkeepers on the village market and a few others.
The lady’s physique was discovered on the morning of November 13. Through the interrogation, the accused confessed to have battered the kid after sexually assaulting her, police mentioned.