Bhubaneswar: Khandagiri police on Wednesday arrested four persons in connection with the alleged murder of a Class IX student at Bharatpur area in the Odisha capital.
According to police sources, the schoolboy had succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment in a private hospital the previous night.
The 14-year-old boy had sustained grievous injuries after allegedly being attacked by 10-12 miscreants with sharp weapons on September 2 while he had gone to buy groceries.
The mother of the deceased child, Ashwini, alleged that her son was attacked by a group of drug addicts after he refused to part with his money.
Police sources added that the four persons are being grilled and more arrests are likely.