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Surat rape and murder: Odisha SPs asked to gather info on missing girls

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Suspecting that an unidentified girl, whose body was found in 10 days ago with signs of and torture, could be from Odisha, all the superintendents of police (SPs) in the state were today asked to collect information on the girls in their jurisdictions.

The basis of the suspicion was that a large number of people migrated from to Surat, of Police (DGP) R P told reporters here.

The body of the unidentified girl was found in earlier this month and officials there suspect that the girl, who was possibly held captive, tortured and raped over a period of time, belonged to

"We have asked all the district SPs to gather information on the girls in their areas after receiving information on the and murder of a girl from the police commissioner," the DGP said.

"The has sought information as it suspects that the victim could be a native of Odisha," he added.

also told reporters that the victim might be from

"The victim would be in the age group of 9 to 11 years. The four-foot tall girl was wearing a blue pair of jeans and a t-shirt," the DGP said, adding that the SPs were given her details.

The body of the girl was found from the bushes near a cricket ground in the Bhestan locality of Surat on April 6. It bore 86 injury marks, including on her private parts. A doctor at the in Surat had said the nature of injuries suggested that she was possibly held captive, tortured and raped.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:05 IST