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8 detained in Nalanda scribe’s son murder case

PATNA/BIHARSHARIF: The particular investigation group (SIT) has picked up eight suspects for interrogation in reference to the gruesome killing of a Nalanda-based journalist’s son Ashwini Kumar alias Chintu.

Chintu (18), was once found murdered at his local village Hasanpur below Harnaut police station on Sunday. Police said the deceased’s eyes were also gouged out.

Nalanda SP Nilesh Kumar said that eight individuals were detained for interrogation and a few subject matter, together with screw driver, reportedly used within the killing was once recovered all through the raid on the suspected hideouts of the killers. A forensic group from the state forensic science laboratory also visited the spot and collected evidences. Samples of bloodstains were amassed. Sniffer dogs were also pressed into carrier to track the whereabouts of the killers.

“The SIT headed by a DSP rank officer is already at the task. Scientific evidences are being accumulated to nab the killers,” SP Nilesh told this newspaper on Monday. He said the reason at the back of the homicide of the only son of the journalist Ashutosh Kumar, who's the bureau leader of a vernacular day by day, is but to be ascertained. “The boy was once mentally challenged. The family had introduced him from his faculty at Digha in Patna to his local village about 3 months ago,” the SP added.

The journalist's family stays at Harnaut. However, the boy lived along with his grandmother at Hasanpur due to his ill-health. Taking a significant be aware of the incident, DIG (central vary) Rajesh Kumar visited the spot and issued important instructions to SIT participants. He also met the participants of the bereaved family and confident them of early action.

The DIG also ordered the SP to provide the family right kind security. An investigating officer said the scribe has been provided a bodyguard. In addition, the village chowkidar has been directed to stay a close watch at the movement of some citizens who were suspected to be concerned within the crime.

DSP Imran Perwez, who's heading the SIT, said the initial investigation revealed that the boy had left house round 2 pm and his frame was once recovered round 7 pm. “The role of some villagers is below scanner,” the SIT leader said.

The IPS officer said that prima facie the incident seemed to be a fallout of private enmity. He, alternatively, hastened to add that it could not to justified to jump to any conclusion at this level.

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