Baripada, Sep 23: In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old was allegedly beaten to death by his neighbours for theft of Rs 500 in Kiapanaposi village under Karanjia police limits in Mayurbhanj district today.
The deceased has been identified as Rajan Behera, a class VII student of Mato Ashram School. As per reports, one of his neighbours identified as Sasmita Behera and others assaulted the minor victim a stick over suspicion of stealing Rs 500.
The victim fell on the ground and locals rushed him to the nearest hospital where he died. Police have started an investigation after getting the information.
“We have sent the body for postmortem to ascertain the cause of death. We have also detained the woman and are interrogating her to find out the sequence of events leading to the death of the minor boy,” said a police official.