10-year-old boy Shot Dead for Plucking Mangoes!

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In one of the most shocking incidents that took place in the Khagaria district of Bihar, a 10-year-old boy was shot dead by an orchard owner where this boy was apparently plucking Mangoes. The news had sent a surge of shock in the locality, and people came out on the road to protest against this horrible act.    

This news sends a clear message that there is no humanity left in the world today, and people are killing others for petty reasons.

According to the reports published in the New Indian Express, this incident took place on Thursday 22nd of June at Shergarh village situated in Khagara district of Bihar. The reports say that the 10-year-old boy was picking up the Mangoes lying on the ground from the orchard belonging to Ramashish Yadav from that same village.

The reports further state that the deceased Satyam Kumar, a student of standard IV at a local school was playing with his friends near the orchard before the incident occurred. Later he went to pick some mangoes lying on the ground, and that was the time when the accused Ramashish Yadav saw the young boy and asked him to drop the Mangoes back on the ground and leave. But as Satyam refused to do so, in a fit of rage, Yadav pulled the trigger of his unlicensed Pistol and shot Satyam on point blank in the head, resulting in the instant death of the minor boy.

According to sources, Satyam’s friends alerted the Police and the people nearby. The victim was rushed to the local hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Following the course of events, protests and outrage sparked in the area. An FIR was lodged against Ramashish Yadav in the Gogri police station. The police have said that the investigations are on that the accused has been using a non-licensed rifle.

SDPO Pramod Kumar Jha said that raids are being conducted to arrest the accused, but he and his family members are on the run; the probe is on. Yadav was booked for murder and violation of provisions of the Arms Act.

The father of the victim, a marginal farmer who is torn apart by the grief of his son said that Yadav should get the “severest punishment” for killing his son only because he refused to drop his mangoes from the orchard. He denied having any past enmity between them which might also be the reason for the crime.

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