Minor beaten to death by friends in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A minor boy was allegedly beaten to death by his friends at Salachua village under Mahulidian police limits in Keonjhar on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Bijay Kumar Nayak.

According to family sources, Bijay along with his friends had gone to visit Barkuti mela yesterday but did not return home till late evening.

After searching, family members found Bijay lying critically injured from a nearby area. Later they admitted him to Anandapur hospital where he was declared brought dead by the doctors.

Bijay’s family members alleged that he was murdered by his friends during an altercation.

A police complaint has been launched in this connection and probe is underway.