Updated April 20th, 2024 at 23:38 IST

Man Kidnaps, Murders His Nephew For Rs 3 Lakh Ransom in Odisha’s Bolangir

A man allegedly kidnapped and strangled his 14-year-old nephew to death in Odisha’s Bolangir district for Rs 3 lakh ransom demand under Titilagarh area.

Reported by: Abhishek Tiwari
Man killed nephew in Odisha's Bolangir district for Rs 3 lakh ransom | Image:ANI
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Bolangir: A man allegedly kidnapped and strangled his 14-year-old nephew to death in Odisha’s Bolangir district for Rs 3 lakh ransom demand. The incident, which took place in Belpada Village under the jurisdiction of the Titilagarh police station, sent a shock wave across the entire village, as the incident surfaced on Saturday.

The police identified the deceased as Rehan Bag (14), son of Kamanidhi Bag, a resident of Belpada village, while the accused has been identified as Rohan Bag, who is said to be the brother of father of the deceased.

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Police recovered decomposed body of the child from a creek near village

As per the police sources, after the incident a case of murder was registered and an investigation was initiated. During the probe, the police zeroed down on the accused and nabbed him.

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According to the reports, the matter came to the fore after police arrested the accused and exhumed the decomposed body of the minor boy on his instance from a creek close to the village.

During the interrogation, the accused admitted to committing the crime stating that he strangled his nephew to death after he failed to get Rs 3 lakh as ransom from the latter’s father on April 14 and buried the body near a creek close to the village before fleeing the spot.

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The police reached the accused after getting a clue from the ransom letter written by him to the father of the deceased.

A senior police official said that the victim’s father Kamanidhi Bag had lodged a missing complaint at Titilagarh police station about his son going missing from home, April 14. Police registered a case over the complaint and initiated an investigation.

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Police found the involvement of Rohan Bag in the disappearance of the boy during the inquiry when his father handed over a threatening letter demanding ransom to police. The letter mentioned that Kamanidhi’s son will be released only after he pays Rs 3 lakh ransom.

The police team started a search operation based on technical surveillance, and got a clue about the involvement of Rohan in the incident. The police picked the accused for interrogation, during which he confessed to the crime.

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Further legal action into the matter is being taken. 
 

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Published April 20th, 2024 at 23:38 IST