Uttar Pradesh: 16-year-old missing boy found ‘murdered’ by classmate, 2 held | Bareilly News

PILIBHIT: Two people, including a minor, were arrested after the body of a 16-year-old boy, who had gone missing on September 11, was recovered from the bank of river Khannaut under the jurisdiction of Deoria Kotwali police station in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Police said the victim had lent Rs 20,000 to one of the accused and was asking for it.
The victim, identified as Himanshu, was a native of village Nagipur Bhadaria under the jurisdiction of Bisalpur Kotwali police station. He was currently staying in a rented room in Bisalpur city as his college was nearby.
Police sent the body for autopsy and added IPC section 302 in the previous kidnapping FIR. The incident came to the fore when the victim’s father filed a missing complaint at 11 pm on Sunday. According to Hari Prasad’s statement, his son parked his bicycle outside his rented room in Patel Nagar locality at 2.30 pm on September 11, following which he went missing. Himanshu’s phone was also switched off.
SHO Praveen Kumar said one of the two arrested persons, who is 17 years old, was Himanshu’s classmate. He had borrowed Rs 20,000 from Himanshu three months back. “As Himanshu started demanding his money back, the minor hatched a conspiracy with his friend Vijay (19) to kill Himanshu,” the SHO said.
The SHO added, “On September 11, both the accused reached Bisalpur on a bike and took Himanshu with them on the pretext of having a party. After reaching the bridge across Khannaut river in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, they strangled Himanshu and fled.”
The two accused have confessed to have committed the crime. The minor will be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board, while Vijay will appear before the remand magistrate on Thursday. The body was cremated after the autopsy on Wednesday evening, the SHO said.
This is the third such incident under Bisalpur tehsil headquarters since September 2, when a 19-year-old youth, identified as Asif, went missing from a market in Bisalpur. His body was later recovered from a sugarcane field on September 12. Similarly, a 45-year-old medical store owner, Harish Gangwar, went missing on September 6, and his body was recovered from a canal on September 10.

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