Minor boy abducted, murdered; Accused uncle held

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Ganjam: Police on Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly kidnapping and murdering his seven-year-old nephew on January 12 in Ganjam district over suspected love affair.

The accused, identified as Debasis Panda, uncle of deceased Ashish Ansuman, was arrested on the basis of the CCTV footage obtained during the investigation.

According to sources, Ashish had gone missing on January 12 following which his family members had lodged a missing complaint with the police.

Based on the statement, police launched a probe into the matter. During the investigation, Panda was found taking the minor on his scooter following which he was detained yesterday.

During the interrogation, Panda confessed that he had taken the minor on the pretext of dropping him at his school and later took him to Tara Tarini forest where he stoned him to death.

Panda committed the crime due to some love affair, informed Gosani Nuagaon police IIC.

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