THE SON of the BJP MLA from Payagpur in Bahraich has been booked for murder after the bodies of two children - at least one of whom was allegedly buried alive - were recovered from near the Ghaghra river in Baundi area of the district.
Nishank, local mining supervisor Manoj Shukla and other unnamed persons have been booked under sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and the SC/ST(Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
"Sriram Mishra, a local, has got a permit for sand mining... A few villagers, who had been involved in illegal mining in the past, have been upset with this and are thus, protesting." When contacted, Mahasi Circle Officer Tanvir Ahmad Khan said: "Villagers had removed the bodies of the children, from where they were found, before the police could reach the spot.
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