Bolangir: The blood-soaked body of a five-year-old boy, who was missing since yesterday morning, was recovered from a pit in Laxminagarpada area in Bolangir district last night.
The deceased child was identified as the son of Jagdu Bag of the area.
According to sources, locals spotted the child’s body in the pit and immediately alerted the boy’s family and police about the same.
Bolangir Town police, who immediately rushed to the spot, seized the body and sent it to a local hospital for post mortem.
While the exact reason behind the minor boy’s death is unknown, circumstantial evidence suggested that the child was killed and then thrown into the pit, sources said. Meanwhile, the deceased boy’s family members have registered a written complaint with the police regarding the incident.