Boy Found Dead; Family Suspects Black Magic

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Jalandhar: Body of a seven-year-old boy has been found from his neighbour’s house in Lambada area of Malko village in the district, police said on Tuesday.

The body of Gurprit Chumber alias Gopi, with his hands and legs tied, was found last night from an almirah of his neighbour Mangat Ram’s house. Ram and his family members are absconding. Gopi’s father Ashok Kumar suspect that his son might have been killed for black magic practise.

The victim’s uncle Nirmal told the police that yesterday, Gopi had gone for tuition at Ram’s house but did not return till late evening. When his family members went to his home to enquire, Ram said Gopi was studying and would return after some time.

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Later, when they again went there, they found Ram’s house was locked from outside. Following this, police was informed which arrived and broke the door open and found Gopi’s school bag, alcohol, a dead hen, lemon and garlands lying there. A case has been registered and a manhunt was launched to nab the accused. The body has been handed over to the family after post-mortem.