Berhampur: A person was today arrested for allegedly kidnapping and murdering his seven-year-old nephew in Odisha’s Ganjam district.
The deceased minor boy, identified as Ashish Ansuman of Sadananda Vihar here, had gone missing since January 12. His mother had lodged an FIR in this regard at the Gosani Nuagaon police station.
Investigation revealed that Debasish Panda, the boy’s uncle, had abducted him from his school on the fateful day and forcibly took him to a forest in Purusottampur area in the district.
The accused later stoned the boy to death. During interrogation, Debasish confessed to the crime, police sources said.
A scooter used by Debasish in kidnapping the boy has been seized by police. The incident has also been captured on a CCTV camera.