Congress leader Pradeep Mathur has demanded that murder cases be lodged against the police personnel “responsible” for the killing of an 8-year-old boy in the district during an encounter with criminals.

Madhav was killed during the exchange of fire in Mohanpur Aduki village on January 17. Villagers alleged that a bullet fired by the police team hit the boy, but the police suspect he was caught in the cross firing by the criminals.

An FIR was registered against four “erring” policemen who were involved in the encounter and they were suspended.

Mathur, who led a fact-finding team to the village today, demanded that a case of murder be registered against the “erring” police personnel.

“Register murder charge under section 302 of the IPC against the erring police personnel, the ones responsible for the death of Madhav,” Mathur said.

He said his party would be forced to raise the issue in the Legislative Assembly, “since police as well as the government is trying to shield the guilty and hush-up the case”.