JAJPUR: A 5-year-old girl was allegedly raped and then strangulated to death, and her body dumped near Jajpur-Keonjhar Road Railway Station at Panasia, police said on Monday.
The deceased identified as the daughter of Lumby Lohar, a daily labourer, is suspected to have been raped and murdered before her body was dumped near the tracks.
Jajpur Road Police said both Lumby and his wife Manju had had gone for work in the morning as usual and upon return found her daughter missing.
After a frantic search, she found her daughter’s body near the railway track.
An FIR was registered, but no arrests have been made so far though the police had detained four persons in connection with the case.