A 12-year-old boy’s body was found in an orchard at Sara Mohanpur village of the district on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Ankush Kumar, a student of Class V at the government school in Sara Mohanpur, around 190km northeast of Patna.
According to police, Ankush left the house at 6pm on Monday after someone “he knew” called him saying he had to visit a market. When the boy did not return till late in the night, his parents started to look out for him.
On Tuesday, they got to know that their child’s body has been found in the village orchard with his throat slit.
Soon after the body was discovered, the villagers blocked the Darbhanga-Madhubani road for more than four hours, demanding the immediate arrest of the accused.
The police assured the agitating residents that action would be taken against the guilty. They later sent the body for post-mortem to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital.
The senior superintendent of police, Darbhanga, Kumar Aikley told The Telegraph: “The boy was probably killed because of personal enmity. We have detained two persons for investigation. We have already lodged an FIR at Sadar police station. If we find the duo were involved in the murder, they would be sent to jail. We have handed over the body to the family after the post-mortem.”
The father of the deceased, Hirendra Yadav, was inconsolable when he was approached for facts.
“My child was innocent. He hardly knew of any kind of enmity with anyone. He does not even abuse anyone. I fail to understand why will someone do this. If anyone has enmity with me, he should kill me. Why did my child have to pay with his life? I demand justice, nothing else can console us. I do not even have the faintest idea who could be behind this heinous crime,” the father said.