Violence in Patna following murder of nine-year-old

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Patna, May 30 (ANI): Murder of a nine-year old, who was allegedly kidnapped by his neighbours, triggered violent protest here.

Agitated local residents burnt tyres and raised slogans on Saturday to express their anguish over the murder of Satyam, the killed boy, allegedly kidnapped by two of his neighbours.

Anguished over the incident, local residents ransacked suspects' shop and burnt tyres in the middle of the road to display their pain and anger.

According to Pankaj Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Satyam's two neighbours, a grocery owner and his son have been arrested after they confessed to their crime before police.

"Satyam and Abhinav were two friends. Satyam used to visit his place often. One day the latter lured Satyam and took him along. He had planned his kidnapping a month ago and then murdered him. Abhinav had thought that he would show Satyam's clothes to his parents and take money. After murdering him, he called from Kankarbagh booth and demanded ransom," said Pankaj Kumar.

However, Satyam's uncle complained that the police officials refused to file FIR earlier and had to approach the higher authorities. Only then action could be taken.

"They did not register our FIR and did not cooperate with us. When we went to higher authorities, they helped us. If on 28th itself police officials had helped us, my nephew would have been alive," said Manish, Satyam's uncle.

Satyam's father Rajesh Kumar, a businessman received a ransom call for 50,00,000 rupees on Thursday night (May 28).

The boy's decomposed body was recovered from a house on Saturday morning and the exact cause of death could be known only after post-mortem. (ANI)

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