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10-Year-Old Boy, His Father Killed; Bodies Dumped

Thane:  A 10-year-old boy and his 45-year-old father were killed by unidentified persons and their bodies were found dumped in adjoining Palghar district, police said.

While the boy’s body was found floating in a lake on Monday, that of his father was found dumped in a nullah on Tuesday, a senior police official said.

The boy Harsh Kargal, a class 5 student, was picked up from his school on Monday at around 12.30 pm by his father Chandrakant, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (Virar) Jayant Bajbale.

However, they didn’t reach home following which the boy’s mother filed a missing persons complaint, he said.

The boy’s body, with his mouth wrapped with an adhesive tape, was found floating in a lake in Dahisar area, Mr Bajbale said.

Police have registered a case under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) against unidentified persons, he said, adding further probe was on.