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Teen burnt to death in West Midnapore

Press Trust of India  |  Midnapore (WB) 

A 13-year-old boy was killed after he was set on fire at his neighbour's house in West district, police said today.

The incident happened at Mirzapur village under the jurisdiction of station yesterday, the police said.

The boy had gone to a nearby shop to buy some items. His family started looking for him since he did not return home for a long time, a said.

They found him on the verandah of their neighbour's house, the said.

The boy was taken to a hospital with serious burn injuries where he died, he said.

The boy's neighbour, a woman, has been arrested since the boy was found at her house, the said.

"We have started an investigation to know the reason behind the killing," the of Kharagpur, Y Raghuvamshi, said.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 18:55 IST
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