Teen arrested for 12-year-old Samrala boy’s murder
Three days after the decomposing body of a missing boy was found in a drain in Samrala, a teenager was arrested on Tuesday for brutally murdering the 12-year-old after he resisted the accused’s sexual advances
Three days after the decomposing body of a missing boy was found in a drain in Samrala, a teenager was arrested on Tuesday for brutally murdering the 12-year-old after he resisted the accused’s sexual advances.
The 19-year-old accused, Vishal alias Baja of Manjali Kalan village, had allegedly been sexually assaulting the victim for a few months. Senior superintendent of police (SSP, Khanna) Ravi Kumar said, “On August 4, when the victim went out to play with his friends, the accused met him along the way and asked him to come with him to an abandoned building where he intended to sexually assault him. When the victim resisted, the accused in a fit of rage bludgeoned him with a concrete block. He also used a piece of cloth to strangulate him and then duped the body in a drain and fled.”
When their son failed to return home, the victim’s parents registered a missing person’s complaint with the police. Two days later, on August 6, the decomposed body of the boy was found from the drain.
Inspector Bhinder Singh, Samrala station house officer, said, “We suspected the involvement of some acquaintance. When we learnt that Baja was the last person to be seen with the victim, we zeroed in on him. He has confessed to the crime.”
While an FIR under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused, the police are waiting for the post-mortem report to add Section 377 (unnatural offences) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The accused was produced before the court on Tuesday and sent to a two-day police remand.