Odisha teenager beats friend to death with cricket bat

Berhampur:  A small fight between two friends took a tragic turn as a 14-year-old boy died after being beaten with a bat while playing cricket at Kharida village under Hinjili police limits in Ganjam district today.

The deceased  has been identified as Bibhu Sethy, the only son of  Keshab Sethy. He was a Class-9 student  of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya at Sasan Ambagaon.

As per information, while playing cricket, a fight broke out between the two friends from a trivial issue. Later in a fit of rage, Bibhu’s friend hit him with  a bat, following which he died.  A complaint was lodged at Hinjili police station by Bijay Sethy, the grandfather of the deceased. Acting on the complaint, the cops detained the minor boy and are further investigating into the incident, said Aska SDPO Suryamani Pradhan.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been sent to MKCG Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem.

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