The boy died because of drowning, and police have confirmed that there is no communal angle to the incident.
Bihar police chief Gupteshwar Pandey clarified on Facebook live, saying that there was no communal intent behind Rohit's death and no mosque was built in that area. He said that the post-mortem report revealed that the boy died due to drowning when he went to take a bath along with this friends. He said that the investigation is underway against the five accused, and CID has taken over the matter. He also stated that he spoke to locals and witnesses to ascertain the facts in the case. The officer pointed out that there was no mention of any mosque or sacrifice in the victim's father's complaint.