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A tribal youth was arrested for allegedly killing a minor girl with whom he was in a relation and was sent to jail today.
The youth, a resident of Salaguda village of Kandhamal district was arrested yesterday and was sent to jail by the G.Udayagiri sub-divisional judicial magistrate, who rejected his bail petition.
Tikabali police station IIC Aditya Kumar Sethi said that the youth was in a relationship with class seven girl for the past two years.
On June 28, the girl, who stayed with her uncle, went missing and could not be traced by her family members. However, on July 11 morning some cowherds informed the girl's uncle that the decomposed body of a girl with multiple injury in different parts of the body was lying in a bush in the nearby forest.
The girl's mother lodged a FIR at the police station and police picked up the youth for interrogation. Though he initially denied any knowledge about the alleged murder, he later confessed to the crime, the IIC said.
Involvement of some other persons in the crime is being suspected, he added.
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