Two arrested for abduction, murder of minor boys

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Two arrested for abduction and murder of minor boys

Raipur, June 12

Raipur Police have arrested two men for allegedly abducting and killing two minor boys.

According to police sources, the arrested accused identified as Khelan Pal alias Khilawan (44) and Ramswaroop Aghariya (24), both natives of Madhya Pradesh, allegedly abducted the minor boys identified as Ranjeet Vishwas (17) and Umesh Yadav (17) from Raipur and killed them in MP’s Anuppur, said a senior police officer, adding that Khilawan was residing here at Bhatagaon area under Purani Basti police station limits.

“In his statement to police, Khilawan revealed that due to the financial crisis in lockdown, he along with Ramswaroop conspired the abduction of both the teens in greed of money they were having. On the pretext of a fun trip, Khilawan took the victims to village Belha in Madhya Pradesh’s Anuppur and stoned them to death when they were sleeping. Later, the accused duo dumped the dead bodies under a bridge between Pandri and Bakna village in Anuppur,” said the officer.

The officer further informed that a police team probing the complaints lodged with Purani Basti police station on June 1 for the search of missing teens, learnt that the minor boys were last seen with Khilawan who worked here in fruit market and took them to Bilaspur for transportation of fruits. The investigation further revealed that the mobile phones of both the minors and Khilawan were in switched-off mode since June1.

“Taking the investigation further, the joint squad rounded-up Khilawan from his native place for questioning. During questioning, the accused revealed of killing the minor boys with the help of Ramswaroop. Based on the information collected from the accused duo, police recovered the decomposed bodies of the minor boys,” the officer said.

The officer further informed that the arrested accused were produced in a local court here which sent them to judicial custody. In this connection, Purani Basti police have registered an offence against the accused duo under Sections 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder.), 302 (punishment for murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender), 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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