Jamshedpur: Shivam Shaurya alias Om, the three year old boy of Kadma whose body was recovered from Platina City premises in Adityapur, was thrown down from the fifth floor of an under-construction building by his maternal uncle Ashutosh Jha alias Aniket.
The shocking details of the minor’s merciless killing were revealed on Monday by SSP of Jamshedpur Anoop Birtharay following the arresting of the accused. A police team caught Ashutosh from his house near Baba Ashram under RIT police station area in the wee hours of today.
“We had got a tip-off about the accused hiding in his house. A team rushed to his house and arrested him,” said the SSP, adding further, “During interrogation, the accused has confessed his crime and revealed that he had thrown Shivam from the fifth floor of a building in Platina City around 8 pm. Ashutosh had kidnapped the child under the pretext of taking him to a shop to buy snacks. He wanted to take revenge against his sister Sharda alias Rajni Mishra who had rebuked him on the day of the incident.”
Ashutosh reportedly told police he had earlier attacked his sister with a sickle in June 2012 when she asked him to go to his native place in Saharasa (Bihar). His sister was hospitalized for several days. On the day of Shivam’s brutal killing, Ashutosh was playing games on his mobile phone when his sister scolded her for not taking care of Shivam. This irked Ashutosh and led him to commit the heinous crime, said the SSP.