Minor murdered in Bara‚ kin stage protest

BIRGUNJ, APR 19: A five-year-old minor was murdered at Karaiya VDC of Bara yesterday night.

The deceased has been identified as Nitesh Yadav, son of Pachhu Yadav of the VDC, said District Police Office, Bara.

Preliminary investigation suggests that the minor was killed after being abducted yesterday, said police.

Nitesh’s guardians had informed the police as soon as he went missing from his house yesterday evening at around five.

Following the information, police and locals had carried out search for Nitesh and later found him dead in a maize field near his house at around 9:30pm yesterday. The minor was found lying flat with mud in his mouth, said police, adding that the young boy had also received deep cut on his head.

Police have arrested Tuntun Mahato of Betiya, India, in connection with the incident. Mahato is an employee at Ganjabhawanipur-based brick kiln in Bara. The suspect is in the custody while further investigation into the case is underway, informed police.

Meanwhile, the kin of the deceased and locals demonstrated with the body at the district headquarters Kalaiya, demanding stern action against the culprit. Following the incident, the irate locals also staged a sit-in in front of District Administration Office and District Police Office.