Minor abducted, murdered in Punjab

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 22:27

Sangrur (Pb): A 12-year-old boy was on Monday allegedly abducted and murdered by some unknown persons while he was returning from his school here, leading to protest by locals who damaged four state-owned buses.

Vibhu Jain, a student of seventh class, was found with 90 per cent burn injuries in Malerkotla area of the district, police said.

He was rushed to a hospital in Ludhiana, where doctors declared him brought dead.

Vibhu`s body was recovered by the police from Bhardwaj colony of Malerkotla area.

Irate of the murder, shopkeepers pulled down shutters and blocked Malekotla-Ludhiana Highway for about four hours and damaged four PRTC (state-owned) buses.

The protesters were demanding immediate arrest of the accused.

"The police have recovered some clues against the accused including burnt clothes of the child and a hunt for the accused has been launched after registering a case of abduction and murder," Superintendent of Police City Malekotla Jaswinder Singh said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 22:27

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