Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (PTI) Police today arrested two persons in connection with rape of a minor girl in Khurda district, who had allegedly committed suicide over alleged police inaction. Also Read - Odisha Assembly Election Results 2019: Winners' List of Ekamra-Bhubaneswar, Jatani, Begunia, Khurda, Chilika, Ranpur
The rape victim, a Class 10 student from Suanpadia village, had committed suicide on January 24 over alleged police inaction and not getting justice. Also Read - Cong, BJP criticise Odisha govt for harassing farmers
Two persons were arrested from near Kunjuri, police said adding that the arrested persons have been identified as Nimai Palei (22), the prime accused in the case, and his brother Kedar Palei. Also Read - Abhijit Iyer-Mitra arrested after tendering apology in Odisha Assembly
The villagers had staged road blockade by placing the girl s body in front of Banapur Police Station on January 25.
According to the FIR lodged by the victim’s family on January 2, the minor girl was allegedly raped by Nimai Palei of the same village, while she was on her way to attend nature s call on December 31 last year.
The incident created a statewide uproar as it happened just two days after the suicide of another minor girl who was allegedly gang raped by a group of men in uniform in Kunduli area of Koraput district on October 10 last year.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.