Two from Assam held for rape, murder of K'mal girl

BERHAMPUR: Two persons from Assam were arrested in Kandhamal on Wednesday for allegedly raping and murdering a 22-year-old daily wage labourer in the district a fortnight ago.

The accused Jharil Islam (23) alias Raja and Akash Ali (19) belong to Assam's Darrang district. The duo was caught by Chennai police because they had fled to the metro city after committing the crime, SP (Kandhamal) J N Pankaj said.

The duo came to know the victim, Kabita Behera of Rujangi village, while working at the construction site of the Central school on the outskirts of Phulbani within Khajuripada police limits. They committed the crime on May 31.