Arrests Made in Love Triangle Murder Case of Two Minor Boys in Janjgir-Champa
In a significant breakthrough, the Janjgir-Champa police have successfully solved the murder case of two minor boys from Salkhan village. The police have arrested five individuals, including three minors, in connection with the crime. The motive behind the murder has been identified as a love triangle.
The superintendent of Police, Vijay Agrawal, revealed that the two boys had been missing since the evening of January 7. Their bodies were discovered in a canal on January 12, after one of the bodies emerged to the surface. The police were immediately informed and launched an investigation into the matter.
According to the police, the boys went missing suddenly after 10 pm on January 7. The incident was reported to the police on January 9, and a first information report was filed under Section 363 of the Indian Penal Code.
During the investigation, it was found that one of the bodies was floating in the water inside the canal at the Barbhantha culvert. The post-mortem report confirmed fatal head injuries as the cause of death. As a result, the case was further investigated under Sections 302 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code.
The investigation involved analyzing CCTV footage, seeking assistance from technical experts, and gathering information from informants. Three minors from the same school were identified as suspects, along with two main accused individuals, Hemant Prasad Banjare, 21, and Prabhat Bhaina, 19. They have been arrested and sent to juvenile detention as per the order of a local court.
During questioning, one of the minors confessed that both he and the deceased had a one-sided love interest in a girl from their school. This led to conflicts and eventually a confrontation between them. The suspects called the victims to the canal at Barhbantha to resolve the issue, but the situation escalated into a quarrel, resulting in the fatal incident.
The accused used iron rods and pipes to fatally strike the victims, and then dumped their bodies in the canal, covering them with mud. The motorcycle belonging to one of the deceased was found abandoned in a pond near Mudapar Road, approximately two kilometers away from the crime scene. The investigation also led to the recovery of the murder weapons, the clothes worn during the crime, hidden rice straw, and other items used during the incident.
The case is currently being further investigated under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code, including Sections 363, 302, 201, 120B, 147, 149, and 325. Legal proceedings are underway against the accused individuals and the juveniles involved. The ages of the two deceased boys were approximately 16 and 17, while the ages of the three minor accused individuals ranged between 16 and 18.
This tragic incident has sent shockwaves through the community, and the police are committed to ensuring justice is served for the victims and their families..