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Class 9 Student Brutally Murdered In Odisha; Suspect Detained

Nayagarh: A gruesome murder rocked Mahatpalla village under Ranapur Police limits on Sunday where a Class-IX student’s body with stab wounds was found lying in a pool of blood.

The deceased has been identified as 14-year-old Suman Behera from the same village. Suman had reportedly lost his father eight years back and his mother, Jayanti Behera, who used to work in the school as a cook is the sole bread earner of the household.

It is suspected that a close relative of Suman murdered him over a sum of Rs 5 Lakh that Suman’s mother Jayanti had received as compensation after her husband’s death.

After getting a written complaint, Ranapur Police sent the body for autopsy. According to sources, Police have also detained one Somanath Behera, who is being quizzed in this connection with the incident.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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