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Odisha: Uncle held for sacrificing minor boy to appease Goddess Durga

Police cracked the murder mystery of the minor boy, identified as Mithun Rana, and arrested his uncle Kunja Rana and cousin Sobhaban Rana.

Published: 21st October 2018 02:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2018 11:34 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BALANGIR: A nine-year-old boy, whose headless body was recovered near Sundimunda village under Sindhekela police limits in the district earlier this week, was sacrificed by his uncle and cousin brother, police said on Saturday.

Police cracked the murder mystery of the minor boy, identified as Mithun Rana, and arrested his uncle Kunja Rana and cousin Sobhaban Rana. Police also seized a ‘Mantra’ book and a motorcycle from their possession.

According to police, the accused confessed to their crime during interrogation. They had reportedly sacrificed the nine-year-old to appease the Goddess for fulfilment of their wishes. The accused were later forwarded to a local court.

Mithun had gone missing since October 13 and his beheaded body was found near Undei river bank, five km from his house, on Tuesday. On being informed by locals, his father Hira Rana rushed to the spot and identified the body. He had lodged a complaint alleging murder of his son at Sindhekela police station.

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