Berhampur (Odisha), Aug 31: Mystery shrouds the death of a 21-year-old student of Khallikote autonomous college in Odisha's Ganjam district.
The body of Truptimayee Panda was recovered by Andhra Pradesh Police from S Ramchandrapur, a village on the Odisha-Andhra border, four days ago.
The girl was missing since August 25, police said. The body was identified by parents of the deceased on Monday after pictures were uploaded on social media.
Truptimayee was a first year MCA student in Khallikote autonomous college and staying at Ananta Nagar with her parents, police said. Preliminary inquiry and postmortem reports showed the girl was stabbed to death.
Andhra Pradesh police recovered the body from the roadside on Saturday. Police suspected that she might be from Odisha as they found some Odia papers with her and that she might have been abducted and murdered.
When the girl did not return home, her parents had lodged a complaint with Baidyanathpur police station. When they came to know about the body, they enquired with BN Pur police and identified it on Monday evening.
"Police are yet to identify the accused. We will extend all cooperation to Andhra Pradesh police in investigation," said Inspector In-Charge of of BN Pur police station A K Mishra.