In a shocking incident, a 15-year- old boy was stabbed to death allegedly by his five friends in Palsikar colony after the victim forced one of them to indulge in unnatural sex with him.
All the five accused, who are below 13 years of age, had grudge against the victim and ultimately they decided to kill him. The police have rounded up all the accused, who confessed to their crime.
Late on Tuesday night, the accused decided to eliminate the victim. As per the plan, they called the victim on the premises of Ganesh Vidhya Mandir after luring him for having unnatural sex.
Police said all of them first consumed liquor and when the victim got inebriated they attacked him with knives and stones leading to his instant death. "The accused were having grudge against the victim, because he was forcing them for unnatural sex. The accused do nothing and are from the weaker section of the rea," said SP ( West) Anil Singh Kushwaha.
The body of the victim was spotted by some passer-by on Wednesday morning. A police source claimed that the victim, of late, had started harassing the sister of one of the accused due to which they were more enraged.
The accused have been taken into custody and have confessed to the crime, he said. A case would be lodged against them under the Juvenile Act, said the SP (West).
The victim, a school dropout, used to live with his nana (grandfather), Karim Khan, who adopted his mother Babita, a divorcee, as he had no issue.
"On that day, he had taken money to purchase a cap, but never returned," said Khan, a vegetable vendor. A new cap was also recovered from the spot.
"The victim was a spoiled brat, who wore fashionable clothes. He used to abuse one of the accused and many a time demanded sexual favours from his sister. He once entered their house and harassed the accused sister," said city superintendent of police Rajesh Sahay.