Nayagarh: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by Odisha government to investigate the alleged murder of minor girl Pari in Nayagarh district, interrogated Wednesday the prime accused, Babuli Nayak. The team led by IPS officer Arun Bothra questioned Nayak at the Nayagarh Town police station for close to two hours from 11.00am to 1.30pm. The SIT members also held discussions with the district cops who were earlier investigating the case.
Police had earlier conducted a polygraph test on Pari’s parents, her uncle (father’s elder brother) and aunt (wife of father’s elder brother). They are still awaiting the results of the tests. The parents of the girl November 24 attempted self-immolation demanding justice in front of the Odisha Assembly while the Winter Session was underway.
They were saved in the nick of time by the police. At that time, the couple said that they went for the extreme as they were failing to get just over the alleged murder of their daughter. So they had decided to end their lives in front of the Assembly.
“We are yet to get justice for our Pari (victim). No one is listening to our complaints. Instead of delivering justice to us, we are being harassed. There is no reason for us to live,” Pari’s father had then said.
The five-year-old girl was found dead at Jadupur village under Sadar police limits of Nayagarh district under mysterious circumstances June 23. Her body was recovered from a spot only 50 metres away from the place where she went missing June 14.
The Nayagarh Sadar police had registered a case under Sections 363, 364, 302, and 201 of the IPC on the basis of a complaint lodged by Pari’s parents.