Niali: The district ryral police have recovered the body of a 17-year-old college girl who was missing since February 11. She had been allegedly gang-raped, murdered and then buried by her abductors at Kundagaon village in Cuttack district.
The deceased has been identified as Sanghamitra Bhoi alias Kandhei of Sudasailo village under Postala panchayat in the district who was missing since February 11.
Having failed to trace her after frantic searches at many places, the deceased minor girl Kandhei’s father Prashant Bhoi had lodged a case at Gobindpur police station on the same day.
Police had launched an investigation and detained at least three persons on suspicion on March 10.
The accused identified as Bapuna Patnaik of Tunda, Sunil Pani of Balikuda and Kalu Bhoi of Badamulai confessed to their crime during their interrogation, police source said.
The three accused confessed before the cops that after raping the girl after her abduction buried the body in a farmland located in Tunda Balichhaka area.
Gobindpur police had reached the spot to excavate the decomposed body in the presence of the magistrate and a forensic scientific team.