Faridabad boy’s body found buried near school, ‘killer’ admits to sexual assault
Three days after murder of a student at Ryan International, Gurgaon, safety of children in schools continues to be under cloud. The body of a missing class 8 student was found in Faridabad with cops arresting an 18-year-old who confessed to allegedly luring the boy during school recess and killing him.Updated: Sep 12, 2017 11:44 IST
The Faridabad Police arrested an 18-year-old boy on Monday allegedly for killing a 12-year-old school boy, who had been missing since August 24.
The victim’s decomposing body, besides his uniform, were recovered from the crime spot on Monday while the accused was sent into five-day police custody.
Police said the accused has admitted to the crime and disclosed that he sexually assaulted the victim before killing him. “We rounded up Suraj late on Sunday and questioned him. During the interrogation he confessed to having killed the boy. The accused revealed that during recess on August 24, he lured the boy and took him to the nearby bushes where he strangled him to death,” said Hans Raj, SHO, Ballabgarh Sadar.
The police said they have recovered shirt, pant and decomposing body of the victim from the crime spot and sent them for forensic examination. “All angles of the case are being investigated,” the SHO said.
The family of the victim had registered a missing case with Ballabgarh Sadar Police station on August 24. The family had alleged that their ward, who studied in class 7 in a government school in their village, did not return after he had gone to school on August 24.
Police said the family got suspicious about Suraj of the same village as he had gone missing from home after the incident.
First Published: Sep 12, 2017 11:13 IST