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‘Dead’ youth returns after 19 months

THE ASIAN AGE. | AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO
Published : Jul 12, 2018, 1:53 am IST
Updated : Jul 12, 2018, 1:52 am IST

The ice-cream seller telephoned Jitu’s family members and informed them about his presence in the city.

(Photo: Pixabay)
 (Photo: Pixabay)

BARGARH: For Manoranjan Dansana of Piplipali village in Odisha’s Bargarh district it was great moment, as his son who was son declared “dead” under a peculiar situation returned home after 19 months.

According to reports, Manoranjan’s 19-year-old son Jitu had gone missing on December 7, 2016 following which his family members had lodged a missing complaint with Paikmal police on December 25, 2016 after they failed to trace him.

Acting on the complaint, police had arrested Halu Gula (22) and Raghav Nayak (22) on October 22, 2017 on charges of killing Jitu. The cops had also seized Jitu’s mobile phone from the accused duo. The two had even confessed that they murdered Jitu before looting his mobile phone and some cash and later dumped the body on the bed of Jeera river here. Jitu had gone to Bargarh town for medical check up on December 7, 2016 when Halu and Raghav attacked him.

However, as per Jitu, he became unconscious in the attack. After gaining consciousness, he mistakenly boarded a train to New Delhi where he worked in a catering firm instead of returning back home.

“Since I had lost my mental stability after the attack, I could not return home and wrongly boarded a train to Delhi. After a year, I shifted to Kolkata and started working in a band party,” said Jitu. Recently, Jitu met an ice-cream seller in Kolkata and narrated his ordeal. The ice-cream seller telephoned Jitu’s family members and informed them about his presence in the city.

Tags: mental stability