Joda, Apr 20: The body of a 5-year-old girl, who was missing since yesterday, was recovered from the Jamirta forest by the Bamebari police today.
According to the complaint, the deceased is daughter of Raghu Munda of Jamirta village in Jajang panchayat under the Bamebari police limits in Keonjhar district.
The girl was playing near the house last evening and later went missing. The family searched for her whereabouts but did not find her. On Monday, some people spotted the body of the girl lying in the Jamirta forest near the village and informed the police.
Bamebari PS IIC Amitabh Das reached the spot and recovered the body and sent it for autopsy.
The family members have alleged that someone have taken her to the forest and killed the girl after raping her.
Barbil SDPO Satyabikash Bhuyan, JOD PS IIC Raisen Murmu and Bamebari police went to the spot and began investigation. The cause of death will be determined after the autopsy report, police said.
The culprit will be arrested, police added.