21 October 2018
Bolangir: The cops held two persons last evening in connection with the incident of a headless 9-year-old boy’s body that was found few kilometers away on a riverbed near his house in Sindhekela village on October 16.
According to reports, Kunja Rana, the uncle and Sobhabana Rana, the brother of the deceased Mithun Rana, have been arrested by the cops on charges of abducting and murdering the minor boy.
Titlagarh SDPO Saroj Mahapatra informed that Kunja and Sobhabana had kidnapped and killed the minor following the little boy Mithun’s repeated illness.
Kunja had brought the minor boy in his bike to the riverbed where Sobhabana was waiting to help him in committing the crime, Mahapatra added.
Kunja, who practices sorcery, confessed to the crime during police interrogation and said that they had killed him to offer his blood to appease the goddess and ward off evil spirits, stated reports.
A sharp weapon and a bike have been seized from the possession of the accused.