Delhi man allegedly kills 6-year-old for ‘ogling’ at wife, hides body in bed box
The boy lived with his parents and two brothers in southeast Delhi’s Okhla. He had gone missing while playing outside his house on Wednesday eveningdelhi Updated: Sep 29, 2017 15:43 IST
A six-year-old boy, who had been missing for the last two days, was found dead in a bed box in southeast Delhi’s Okhla Phase 2 on Friday morning. The police arrested a 19-year-old neighbour who allegedly killed the boy as he suspected him of peeping into their bathroom.
The boy had gone missing while playing outside his house on Wednesday evening. He lived with his parents and two elder brothers in Jeevan Jyoti Rajeev camp.
Early Friday morning, a strong stench from a locked room, barely few metres from boy’s house, drew neighbours’ attention.
“We got the room opened thinking it was a dead rat. But when the bed box was opened, we saw a sack inside. The boy’s hands and head were visible in it. His mouth was tied with a black cloth,” said neighbour Radha, who goes by her single name and was among the first to enter the room.
“Rohit, a 19-year-old youth in the neighbourhood, has been arrested. He told us that the boy looked at his newly wedded wife while she took a bath and made lewd comments,” said Romil Baaniya, DCP (southeast). Baaniya said that Rohit allegedly attacked the boy in anger. “His head hit the edge of the bed. On seeing him bleed, Rohit panicked and wrapped a cloth around his face. He then put the body in a bed box to hide it.”
The boy’s father, who works as a small-time contractor, said he was not aware of anyone having ill-feelings for his son.