Teen abducted, murdered in Bengal's Malda

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Malda (WB), Jan 8 (PTI) A 14-year-old boy has been allegedly abducted and murdered in West Bengal's Malda district, police said on Friday.

The incident took place in Paranpur in Pukhuria police station area, an officer said.

As per the FIR lodged by the deceased's parents, they received a letter near their house on Thursday evening, saying their son has been kidnapped, he said.

After two hours of frantic search, the boy's parents and neighbours found his body inside an abandoned house near their residence, the officer said.

Based on the police complaint, one of the boy's classmates and his family members, and another girl from the neighbourhood have been taken into custody for questioning, he said.

The body has been sent for post-mortem examination and further investigation is underway, the officer added. PTI COR ACD ACD