On 4th of June, 2020, a 14-year old Christian boy was brutally murdered by a mob in Kenduguda, Mudulipada, Malkangiri, Odisha. The victim and his family adopted Christianity three years ago and the villagers have been harassing them since then. On 4th of June, around 11:00 PM, a mob barged into his house when his father and elder sister were not present there, and seized him and two of his relatives. While the two relatives escaped their grip, the young boy couldn’t escape. The mob hit his head with a stone and slit his neck. They then buried the boy and fled the spot.
The next day when a pastor and the victim’s father filed a missing complaint at the local police station, the police recovered the buried body.