SHOCKING! Body of missing 4-yr-old student found in school gutter in Patna, mob sets the school building ablaze


Friday, 17 May 2024 (18:13 IST)
Patna: In a horrifying incident the body of a missing four-year-old boy, a student of Tiny Tot Academy in the Digha area of Patna was found in the gutter of the sewerage room of the school during the wee hours on Friday.
An irate mob protesting against the incident ransacked the school and torched the building during the day after the body was allegedly found on school premises. The firefighters, however, doused the flames.
Meanwhile, Police Superintendent Chandra Prakash said in the CCTV footage, that the child was seen entering the school but at no point, he can be seen leaving the school premises. The incident was being investigated as a murder case as the school administration was hiding the body and it shows criminal intent, the SP added.
Three persons have been detained in this connection and the inquiry was going on, he said.
As per the information, Ayush Kumar, son of Shailendra Rai of Polsons area in Digha did not return from school on Thursday where he also used to take tuition classes after dismissal from the school. Ayush had reached the school at around 6.30 AM on May 16.
After a frantic search, the child was found in the gutter on Friday at around 3 AM. The relatives alleged that the person who runs the school had murdered and hid the body.
In the CCTV footage, the child was spotted till 11:49 AM but after that there was no clue about him. The relatives of the child alleged that nearly 29 minutes of footage had been tampered with.
The SP said that an FIR had been lodged and action was being taken in this connection.

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