Relative arrested for kidnapping, killing minor in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: The police have arrested one youth for kidnapping and killing a 7-year-old boy in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Friday.

The boy was strangulated to death after being kidnapped by his one relative.

The incident occurred at Muktapasi village under Kamakshyanagar police station.

According to police, Satyaswapna Sahoo kidnapped Praveen Sahoo when he returned from school on Thursday.

After abducting the boy, Satyaswapna, a relative of Praveen, telephoned the father of the boy to pay a ransom of Rs 5 lakh.

Later, the family members of the boy informed the police, which tracked the mobile number of Satyaswapna and interrogated him.

During interrogation, the youth informed the police that he has killed the boy and wrapped him in his room.