Crime

Youth kills girlfriend, buries body near pond in Puri district

Puri: Police on Saturday exhumed the decomposed body of an 18-year-old girl who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend in Brahmagiri area of Puri district.
The body of the deceased was exhumed from near the bank of a pond at Srikarpur village in the presence of a magistrate and the accused, identified as Sujit Sahu, has been arrested, police said.
According to sources, the girl was missing since July 18 and her family members had alleged that she eloped with the youth. Last night, some locals spotted the youth roaming in the village and informed the police.
During the interrogation, the accused reportedly confessed to have murdered the girl and buried her body near the pond.
Though the police are yet to ascertain the exact motive behind the murder, the incident has triggered tension in the area. Locals, citing the circumstantial evidence, alleged that more people are involved in the murder.
Puri Sadar SDPO, Kishore Chandra Mund, said, “We had registered a murder case and traced the accused. During interrogation, he confessed to the crime. The body of the girl was exhumed in the presence of a magistrate and it has been sent for post-mortem.”
“Further investigation is underway. The cause of death will be ascertained after the post-mortem report is received,” he added.

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