7 booked for boy’s death in Raipur Rani

Mother terms it murder; relatives, villagers block highway

7 booked for boy’s death in Raipur Rani

The police have booked seven persons for the death of a 16-year-old boy from Raipur Rani after the victim’s mother accused them of “murdering” her son. Photo for representation only.

Panchkula, October 14

The police have booked seven persons for the death of a 16-year-old boy from Raipur Rani after the victim’s mother accused them of “murdering” her son.

Demanding the registration of an FIR, the victim’s family and villagers blocked the Naraingarh highway today. They ended the protest only after getting an assurance from the police.

A case was subsequently registered against the suspects — Bala Devi, Mamta, Dimple, Dharampal, Sandeep Kumar, Rajan and Ankit Chaudhary — under Sections 120-B (criminal intimidation) and 304 (death by negligence) of the IPC at the Raipur Rani police station.

The complainant, Priyanka, told the police that the suspects assaulted her son Gaurav after stopping him near the village around 7 pm on October 13.

“My son somehow managed to escape from there but subsequently lost consciousness after covering some distance and fell on the ground.

A few villagers took him to a hospital in Naraingarh where doctors declared him brought dead,” the FIR read, quoting the complainant.

“The (suspects) threatened my son that earlier they had filed a case against his father and now his mother and sister would be implicated in a false case under the SC/ST Act,” she alleged, adding that the intimidation contributed to his death.

Inspector Bachchu Singh, in-charge of the Raipur Rani police station and IO in the case, said, “We have registered an FIR under Section 304 (death by negligence) and not 302 (murder) as prescribed in the law. According to the complainants, the boy did not die when beaten up but ran away and fell. The postmortem was conducted today and samples have been sent for investigation. The body has been handed over to the family.” —TNS

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