On December 16, the minor boy’s body was recovered from a pond in Chandan Pokharipada near Thoria Sahi
Cuttack: Nine days after the body of a minor was found in a pond in Jagatpur in Odisha’s Cuttack district, police claimed to have cracked the case by arresting a youth in this connection.
The accused, identified as Jogendra Panda alias Babula, was nabbed after family members of the deceased alleged murder. Preliminary investigation revealed that Jogendra was allegedly attempting to sodomize the minor. When the latter disclosed the matter to his family, Jogendra, in a fit of rage, hacked him with a wooden plank and then sliced his throat with a sickle, police informed.
On December 16, the minor boy’s body was recovered from a pond in Chandan Pokharipada near Thoria Sahi. After the body was recovered, family members had alleged that the boy had been killed. Following a complaint, police started investigation which led to arrest of the accused.
Addressing mediapersons, Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra said,”During the course of investigation, our team found out that it was murder over the demand of unnatural sex. The minor boy had left the house after his father had beaten him up. He was hiding at a place in the neighbourhood when the accused approached him. Taking advantage of the situation, he tried to lure the boy into having unnatural sex with him. When the minor threatened to reveal this to his family, Jogendra caught hold of a wooden plank nearby and hit him. As the boy fell unconscious, he then slit his throat with a sickle. The weapons used in the crime have been seized and the accused arrested following probe.”