Dhenkanal: A minor boy was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by his three friends at a cashew orchard in Banamaliprasad area of Odisha’s Dhenkanal district.
The incident took place on December 3 night and came to fore today after the body of the deceased, identified as Sangram Prusty (16), was recovered from the cashew orchard this morning.
The three accused have been detained and the body has been seized for post-mortem. Further investigation into the incident is underway, a police official said.
According to reports, the accused trio took Sangram to the cashew orchard on the fateful night and made him consume liquor. The three then allegedly killed Sangram by thrashing him.
Next morning, they called Sangram’s father Ganesh Prusty from the deceased’s mobile phone and demanded a ransom of Rs 2 lakh for his release.
On the basis of a complaint lodged by Ganesh Prusty in this regard, the Dhenkanal Town police traced the accused through mobile phone tracking and detained them.