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Five-Year-Old Missing Boy Found Dead At Neighbour’s House, Mob Set Place On Fire

Bolpur: A five-year-old boy was found dead at the house of his neighbour in West Bengal’s Birbhum district on Tuesday. The body was found in a plastic bag at the roof of a house after locals informed the police of a foul smell. Soon after, the house was ransacked and torched by a mob. The boy went missing on Sunday from Moldanga village in Santiniketan police station area, as per officials.Also Read – Durga Puja 2022: Bengal Police Issues Alert Over Increasing Travel Fraud Ahead Of Festivities

While there are no suspects so far, the neighbouring woman has been apprehended.

West Bengal | People protest in Santiniketan, Birbhum after the body of a missing child was recovered in the neighbourhood where he was living

1 person has been detained. Action will be taken against the accused woman. I appeal to villagers to maintain peace: Birbhum SP pic.twitter.com/XA11uH4G6J

— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2022

Since the child went missing, the village was on the edge. Police said they had questioned the accused woman, from whose house the body was found, on Monday as well. The body was sent to Bolpur sub-divisional hospital for post-mortem.

A huge number of police personnel have been deployed in the area after the incident. Superintendent of Police Nagendranath Tripathi, who visited the village after the body was found and spoke to locals, said the motive behind the crime is yet to be established.

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