16 October 2018
Bolangir: While festivities of Durga Puja have gripped the State, a shocking scene has come to light from Kantabanji here today morning as the headless body of a nine-year-old boy has been recovered near his house in Sindhekela village.
The body has been identified as that of Mithun Rana, son of Hira Rana.
The mutilated body was found around five kilometers away from his house and the boy was reportedly missing since October 13. His family had lodged a complaint with the Sindhekela police on Oct 14.
According to reports, police found the body after three days of excruciating search. Further probe has begun after family identified the body. Meanwhile, locals have alleged that the boy was offered as human sacrifice on the eve of Navaratri.