Jharkhand man killed by in-laws over three marriages, skeleton found

Jamshedpur: A 35-year-old man was killed allegedly by his in-laws in Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum district for getting married for the third time, police said on Sunday.

The skeleton of Ladu Haiburu, the victim, was found in a well in a Naxalism-hit area in Dumaria police station limits, they said.

Haiburu went missing on March 16 but his family did not file any police complaint, they said.

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An investigation was started based on hearsay and it was found that he had gone missing after a fight with his brother-in-law from an earlier marriage who confronted him over his third wedding, Senior Superintendent of Police M Tamil Vanan.

Initially, Ladu’s family was hesitant to speak about him but the police took his mother Nandi into confidence and a case was lodged based on her statement, he said.

The brother-in-law and three others were apprehended on Friday, following which the skeleton was found at a place heavily infested by Naxalites, around 10 km away from his house in Madotoliya village in Ghorabanda police station area of Ghatsila sub-division, the officer said.

Among the accused are two minors, police said, adding that further investigations are underway.

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