Bodies Of 3 Children Found In UP Village Pond, Families Allege Murder: Cops

Bodies Of 3 Children Found In UP Village Pond, Families Allege Murder: Cops

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The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination, police said. (Representational)

The bodies of three children were found floating in a village pond in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur on Wednesday evening with their families claiming that they had been murdered, police said.

Police said they were waiting for the post-mortem examination report to ascertain the exact cause of their death but they suspect that the children might have drowned.

Ranjeet (11), Veeru (12) and Sameer (12), residents of Jahruddin village under Sarpathaan Police Station area, had gone out of their house at around 3 pm, but did not return till the evening, Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar said.

Their family members launched a search and at around 6.30 pm, the bodies were found in the pond, police said.

Angry relatives of the children blocked the Lucknow-Ballia highway demanding that the owner of the land on which the pond is situated be arrested and booked while also seeking financial assistance from the government.

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