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Class X student crushed with stone, set afire over financial dispute

Nuapada: In what could be a most inhuman act, two persons crushed the head of a class X student and set him ablaze in Khariar area of Nuapada for delaying to repay the borrowed money.

Though incident took place on March 30, it came to light after police arrested the accused duo today.

According to police, deceased Baibhav Saraf had borrowed Rs 7,000 from one Manoranjan Saraf of the same locality. As Baibhav failed to repay the amount in time, brawl between the two had taken place many times. Subsequently, the enmity between the two had reached the pinnacle.

Manoranjan had planned to take revenge on Baibhav. As per the plan, he along with his friend had abducted Baibhav to nearest Ranipur forest on a bike and attacked him with stone. Profusely bleeding Baibhav fainted and fell down. Later, they poured petrol on his body and set ablaze.

In a bid to give a twist to the incident, they had called the father of Baibhav through his mobile phone and demanded Rs 30 lakh ransom failing which they would eliminate his son.

A case was registered at Khariar police station following which the police tracked the call records of Baivab and reached the accused. Both of them are being interrogated for more information, police said.

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