Delhi

12-year-old apprehended for killing minor boy

A 12-year-old boy was apprehended on Thursday for allegedly killing a six-year-old boy in Sikanderpur on Tuesday here, the police said.

The Juvenile in Conflict with Law (JCL) allegedly pushed the child into a pit following an altercation and then hit him with a stone, they said.

Missing complaint

The victim had gone missing on Tuesday morning when he was playing with his friends outside his house near Marble Market .

An abduction case was registered at DLF Phase-I police station based on the complaint lodged by his father.

Following this, his mutilated body was found in the jungle behind the Marble Market the same day.

The team of fingerprint and forensic experts visited the spot to collect the evidence. The post-mortem was conducted on Wednesday after which the body was handed over to his parents.

The police suspected the 12-year-old boy as he was last seen with the victim.

On being questioned, the JCL purportedly told the police that he had an altercation with the victim while they were playing with their friends following which he took him inside the jungle on some pretext and pushed him inside a pit.

At this the victim got injured and started bleeding. He then threatened to report it to his mother and get the JCL beaten up.

The JCL then hit him with a stone causing his death, the police said.

The police suspect that parts of his body were eaten up by animals.

No sexual assault

Gugugram police spokesperson Subhash Boken ruled out sexual assault.

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