10-year-old boy brutally murdered in Kohima

Kohima: In a gruesome murder the body of Robin Kumar Rumtel (10), a class IV student of Government Middle School, New Market in Kohima town, who went missing on August 18 was found brutally murdered by some unidentified miscreants.

According to official sources on Monday Robin’s naked and mutilated body was found dumped in a river, below AG Colony in the state capital on Saturday. His eyes had been gouged out, apart from a broken arm and skull and a major injury in the back.

The body was so badly disfigured that they could hardly recognize him except from the boy’s teeth and fingers. Robin the only son of Raj Kumar Rumtel and Shanti Kumar, who hail from the Nepali community. Robin went missing since on August 18 from Upper Midland, Kohima. A search team had been making attempts to find the missing boy but to no avail.

His parents said Robin was last seen going out of residential area with an unidentified youth in red T-shirt and shorts at around 3.30 p.m. last Sunday, after which he never returned. On Saturday, the team received a phone call from a resident of the locality where his body was found thrown in the river.

Two freshly used empty sprite bottles were found along with a notebook, without its cover and inscribed with some strange numbers and “my name is chapa.” Robin;s family had put up a missing notice in the newspapers and around Kohima town, and had been looking for him for the past one week.

His parents had decided not to go for post-mortem seeing the condition of the body. He was buried in the AG war cemetery. However, police registered a case and investigation was on, sources said. (UNI)

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