Bhadrak; Dec.12: The police on Friday arrested Seikh Qadir, prime accused in the kidnap and murder of a six-year old boy in Purana Bazaar police station area under Bhadrak Municipality. Two aides of Qadir, who helped the latter to commit the crime two days ago, were also arrested.
The three accused, all minors, were forwarded to court, which later ordered to send them to Juvenile Correction Home at Angul.
Meanwhile, three others out of the six youths detained under suspicion on Thursday have been released due to lack of evidence.
The body of the six year-old boy, Shaikh Shanwar Husain was recovered from the prime accused Seikh Qadir's house after the police launched a search operation for the boy missing since Wednesday.
Shaikh Iddu, a native of Nangamahala village, had lodged a complaint in the Purana Bazaar police station about his son, who had gone missing since 5 pm on Wednesday. He had said in his complaint that someone had demanded Rs 6 lakhs ransom to release his son.
The police found the child's body from a room inside the house of a kidnapper, in the Purana Bazaar police station, on Thursday and had detained 6 persons on suspicion.