The incident took place on Thursday when the girl had gone to collect mangoes from an orchard, following which the accused allegedly raped her, said Superintendent of Police Sunil Singh.

During the investigation, the girl's body was recovered from a cane field, he said.

DIG Devipatan division Vijay Garh and District Magistrate Narendra Kumar Singh visited the spot on Thursday.

On the complaint given by the girl's father, a case of rape and murder has been lodged, the SP said. He said that the post-mortem has been conducted by a panel of three doctors.


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