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.