A seven-year-old boy was killed by a crocodile in Pakhal lake at Khanapur mandal here on late Friday.

According to the information reaching here, the boy, Srinath, 7, and three other friends from Chilukammanagar village near Pakhal lake went for a swim on Friday evening. The three boys returned home but not Srinath. When the boy's parents questioned them, they said crocodile dragged him away into the waters. The police and revenue officials searched for the boy's body and fished it out on Saturday. The body was found with injuries.