Body Of Missing Class IX Boy Recovered From Koel River

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Sundargarh: The body of a minor boy, who went missing after falling off from Jhiripani bridge in Rourkela, was recovered from Koel river near Pradhanpali on Saturday.

According to sources, Nilesh Das, a class IX boy of a private English medium school here allegedly jumped off into the Koel river in this district on Thursday. Soon after the intimation, a search operation was launched to trace the boy but it vain.

However, the victim’s body was spotted near Pradhanpali this morning.

On being informed about the incident, police reached the spot and seized the body for post-mortem, sources added.

While the exact cause behind the incident is shrouded in suspense, family members have alleged torture by the school students.

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