Berhampur, Sept 1 (LocalWire): A 17-year-old boy was arrested by the police for killing his father inside the premises of a residential school at Ludru in Gajapati district’s Mohana police station limits, three days ago.
The accused, who had failed his plus II was forwarded to a juvenile home, here today after producing him before the Juvenile Justice Board, police said.
The accused smashed his father’s head with a stone after he had gone to sleep on Thursday night.
The body of Jaganath Karjee, the school’s cook was found next morning and sent for post-mortem.
Preliminary inquiry revealed that the boy killed his father as he opposed to his plans of marriage, said SDPO of RUdayagiri, AK Mohanty. The boy allegedly was also planning to kill his mother, he said.
Further investigation is on to ascertain the exact cause of the murder, the SDPO added.
The boy fled and hid inside the nearby jungle after committing the crime.
‘We formed two teams along with villagers to search for him and found him in the jungle,’ Mohanty said.