A domestic help has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and murdering his employer's six-year-old son.
The accused, Bhairon (21), killed the child because he suspected his employer had made him impotent.
The bizarre case of revenge happened in Krishna Nagar area of East Delhi.
According to the police, Bhairon — who goes by one name — allegedly kidnapped Lakshya Kumar Bindal because he suspected that the child's family gave him some stuff to drink that made him impotent.
According to the family, Lakshya had gone to buy some chocolates with Bhairon — the family's domestic help for six years —on Tuesday evening.
His corpse was found floating in an open drain two days later.
The victim's father Sushil Kumar Bindal is a businessman and a resident of Gali Number 3 Azad Colony, Krishna Nagar.
The accused hails from Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki District. "We never expected this. We used to treat him as a member of our own family," said Lakshya's mother Seema Bindal.
The police said Bhairon was unhappy. "The accused said the family used to ill-treat him and did not give him leave. Bhairon had got married recently and wanted to meet his wife who stays in Okhla," said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity.
Lakshya was a UKG student of DAV school, Shreshta Vihar.
The police said Bhairon planned the murder when he felt he was losing his potency due to some medicine Sushil Bindal gave him.
"Bhairon fell ill during the Navratras. Sushil gave him some medicine after which he felt he was turning impotent. He thought of taking revenge on the family by kidnapping their youngest child," said the officer.
Senior police officers said as the domestic help was verified, his address was on police records.
"When we went to Okhla residence, we came to know that he had gone to a nursing home. A police team raided the place from where he was picked up," added the officer.
Additional Commissioner of Police (East) Anand Mohan said: "He confessed the crime and said he did it as he wanted to take revenge on the family."