Bargarh: The police arrested a youth for allegedly killing a four-year-old boy by smashing him on the ground in Beniyanpali village under Ambabhona block of Bargarh district today afternoon. The deceased was identified as Birat Bhoi from Alekhpur Pada of the village.
Birat was playing along with his friends near his house when the accused, Bijeet from the same village reached the spot. Bijeet suddenly took hold of the four-year-old and threw him to the ground. Following the incident, the accused fled the spot.
Finding the toddler unconscious, his family members and locals rushed him to the Bargarh hospital. When the condition of the child did not improve, he was shifted to the VIMSAR hospital in Burla where doctors declared him brought dead.
A police official said after receiving information, the police reached the spot and arrested Bijeet. On basis of a complaint filed by the child’s family members, police launched an investigation into the matter.