Odisha: Youth kills 14-yr-old boy in Khordha over pending tuition dues

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Last Updated Prameya News Bureau - November 02, 2023

Bhubaneswar, Nov 2: The Commissionerate Police on Thursday claimed to have cracked the sensational murder of 14-year-old boy in Jatni area of Odisha’s Khordha district.

The 14-year-old was stabbed to death by an unknown person in Jatni area of Odisha's Khordha district.

Briefing the media, Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh said that the accused used to take tuition from the deceased’s parents and he killed the minor boy over an issue pertaining to pending tuition fee.

During the investigation, it was found that a Plus II student was involved in the murder case. Following this, the Commissionerate police detained the juvenile. He confessed to his crime and revealed the motive behind the murder. The weapon of offense has also been seized, Singh said.

The juvenile, during the interrogation, revealed that he killed the minor boy as he felt humiliated after the deceased’s parents asked him to pay the pending tuition fee amounting to around Rs 3,000, said Singh.

However, the father of the deceased boy who is a school teacher, refuted the claims and said he had never forced him to pay the pending amount.

“We provide tuition to several children from Class VIII to X at our house. He was my student for last two years. He had not paid tuition fee during the period amounting nearly Rs 2700-3000. After completion of his matriculation also, I had never forced him to pay the pending amount,” said the deceased boy’s father Manoj Kumar Paltasingh to the media.

“My son was a bright student. He did not have enmity with anyone. The accused might have killed him for money,” he alleged.

It is worth mentioning that the 14-year-old boy was assaulted with a knife at his residence at around 5.30 pm on Wednesday. On hearing the screams, his parents who were teaching other students in a separate room rushed to the spot. They found their son lying in a pool of blood and rushed him to a hospital where he was declared dead.

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