Police arrest 'dead' man during phone call

Police arrest 'dead' man during phone call

INDIA - Police in Madhya Pradesh, northern India, arrested a "dead" man while he was making a telephone call to his relatives, reported Makkal Osai.

Sandeep Gond, 25, had been reported kidnapped and murdered three years ago.

With the arrest, police will close the file on the kidnapping and murder complaint filed by his mother against nine men, including the head of Barha village in Jabalpur district.

Police will file charges against the mother for making a false report.

In 2011, Sandeep's mother Janki Bai had lodged a report accusing the men of kidnapping her son, sacrificing him as an offering to a deity over a new construction project and disposing of the body afterwards.

When police did not act on the complaint, she filed a suit demanding immediate action. The court then ordered police to arrest the men for kidnapping and murder.

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Government minister Nimal Siri­pala de Silva said that Tuesday's meeting between Modi and President Mahinda Rajapaksa had strengthened ties between both countries.

Rajapaksa met Modi after the swearing in and discussed several issues.

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