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Kotagarh Rape & Murder: Odisha CM announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for Family

ONI Bureau: The road blockade staged by the locals in Kotagarh, has been lifted Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the family of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered earlier. The CM condemned the incident and expressed his deep grief..

The mutilated body of the minor girl wads found under the Kotagarh police limits in Kandhamal district yesterday. The cops swung into action and arrested the accused Gagan Pradhan.

The locals staged road blockade demanding capital punishment for the accused and adequate assistance to the family. According to the family members, the girl had gone to attend nature’s call after returning from the school, but never returned.