A 10-year-old boy was sodomised before being strangulated to death at Laxmi Nagar locality of the city on Monday, police said.
Krishan Mohan Mandal, the deceased’s father and a native of Bihar, said in his complaint to the police that he went to work, leaving his son behind at their quarters at Laxmi Nagar on Monday afternoon.
“At around 8pm, my neighbour Sridhar Vijay informed me on the phone that someone had killed my son by strangulating him with a wire. When I reached home I found my son’s body was lying in a room. I informed the police about the incident,” he said.
A police team led by superintendent of police (SP investigation) Jagjit Singh Saroya rushed to the spot to carry out an investigation. “When we reached the spot we found that the victim’s private parts were bleeding,” Saroya said.
“We are investigating the matter and have got some vital clues in this connection. We have formed a police team and the accused will be arrested soon,” Saroya said.
The victim’s body has been handed over to the family after conducting post-mortem. A case under sections 377 (carnal intercourse against the order of nature) and 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at city police station.