India, April 16 -- The Nalanda police have detained five persons in connection with the brutal murder of a 16-year-old youth, the son of a senior journalist, whose eyes were gouged out before he was killed on Sunday.

As per preliminary investigation, police have claimed the victim was mentally unsound and he might have been murdered in a fit of anger by the accused.

The victim was identified as Ashwani Kumar alias Chunnu, a resident of Hasanpur village under the limits of Kalyanbigha police out-post.

Kalyanbigha is the native village of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Police said that around 2 pm on Sunday, Chunnu left home to play with some villagers, but never returned. His family members approached the police outpost, after which an e...