Crime

Boy buried alive up to neck for Rs 500

Jagatsinghpur: A class VII student was allegedly buried alive up to the neck by some of his school mates in river bed for want of Rs 500 at Zillanasi village under Kujang police limits on Wednesday. After the victim fulfilled their demand by paying the amount, the released him

“Three students of the same school in which the victim is studying called him to the river bed on the outskirts of the village. “Later, they dug a hole and attempted to kill me by burying alive for want of Rs 500. After I paid them the money, they let me off without causing any harm”, victim student said.

On the other hand the accused student denied the allegation. “Neither we take money nor buried him. This is a false allegation”, he added.

Meanwhile, police visited the spot and questioned both the parties and their family members.

“A team visited the spot on Saturday. There is no sign of any burial in the river bed. Further probe is underway,” said Kujang IIC Dilip Sahu.

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