The boy went missing from his house around 11:00pm on Friday. The next day, his father Dipak filed a missing person’s complaint at the police station, the OC said.

“In the early hours of Tuesday, locals and his family members nabbed Ratan and Nayan suspecting their role in the boy’s murder. The two have admitted to killing the boy and dumping his body in the pond,” he added.

The body has been sent for post-mortem, he said.