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Murder protest

Markets and business establishments remained closed in Banka town on Sunday in response to a bandh called in protest against the murder of a schoolboy, who was allegedly kidnapped last month.

The mutilated and decomposed body of Ashish, a student of Class X of a private school, was found from Batia valley forest in Jamui district late on Saturday evening.

Ashish went missing from the Jagatpur locality of the town on November 29. His parents received a ransom call of Rs 50 lakh the following day. They had accused the police of not acting on their complaint.

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad called the bandh in protest against the police’s alleged failure to trace Ashish.