Khurda: A 16-year-old boy, who was missing for past five days, was found dead near a bush in Kodabereni village under Begunia police limits in Khurda on Monday.
The deceased minor boy was identified as Biswajit, son of Rabi Mohapatra, of Koduaberani village.
According to sources, Biswajit was missing from the past five days. However, some locals this morning spotted the body of the minor near a bush and alerted the police and his family members.
On being informed, police rushed to the spot and launched a probe into the matter. The body was seized and sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.
While the family members of the deceased have alleged murder, tension erupted in the locality as irate locals blocked the Baghamari-Kantilo main road demanding arrest of the accused.