Ten-year-old ‘kills’ younger boy for ‘revenge’
|First published on 29-Nov-2017|
|Piyush Srivastava copyright telegraphindia.com|
|Lucknow: A 10-year-old in Agra has been accused of drowning a neighbourhood boy half his age by throwing him down a manhole, apparently in revenge after a fight with the five-year-old’s elder brother.
On a local court’s directions, the accused boy has been detained in a child-friendly room at Tourist police station, where his parents too will be staying till the case is decided.
Usha Yadav, mother of the dead boy, said her son Ayush aka Laddu had disappeared on November 16 afternoon while she was resting and her husband Pappu Yadav, an auto-rickshaw driver, was away.
Neighbours told her they had seen a boy from their locality, Shastripuram, lead Ayush away. On Monday, the police found the body in a nearby sewer.
“The accused boy had got into a brawl with Piyush, elder brother of Ayush. So he threw Ayush into the sewer in an act of revenge,” Shlok Kumar, circle officer for the area, told reporters.
Ayush had been admitted to a lower kindergarten class in April this year, while the accused is a Class V student.
“After we found the body, the accused boy told his parents everything and they informed the police,” Kumar said. Police sources claimed the boy had accepted his guilt.
But the father of the accused, a security guard in a nearby industrial area, told reporters his son was innocent and that the victim had fallen down the manhole while the two children were playing.
He said his son had been in a state of trauma since then. He would wrap himself up heavily before going to bed and wake up in the middle of the night.
“We’ll have psychologists analyse his mental state. The rest depends on the court,” Kumar said.
Police sources said the accused boy had run away from home before Diwali this year. He was traced and brought back after 10 days by Child Line, an NGO.”When we first questioned the boy on November 17, he had claimed to have seen a woman from neighbouring Mohammadipur lead Ayush away. Two days later he said there was a young man with the woman too,” Kumar said.
The boy didn’t identify the woman but kept saying he had earlier seen her in Mohammadipur. On the basis of the statement, the police had registered a case of kidnapping against unidentified people on November 17.
“We interrogated a few women from the area but couldn’t reach any conclusion,” Kumar said
Delhi: 17-yr-old on parole goes on revenge spree, kills 2 with help from friends
The 17-year-old had been caught at least thrice in the past for street crimes. A week after being released from juvenile justice home, he killed two rivals with assistance from four adult friends.
DELHI Updated: May 25, 2017 14:38 IST
Shiv Sunny Hindustan Times
The double murder took place on Friday night, when the juvenile sought help from his four adult friends to seek revenge. (HT FILE)
In a case of revenge killing, a 17-year-old youth out on parole and his four adult friends allegedly murdered two men in west and central Delhi within a gap of two hours.
Just a week before the double murder, the boy had been released from a juvenile justice home on parole in a snatching case, said a senior police officer. The boy had been apprehended at least thrice in the past for various street crimes.
Ever since he was out on parole, the boy had been allegedly seeking revenge against his two rivals, Sunil and Rahul, who had stabbed him around a year ago following a series of quarrels over petty issues.
On Friday night, the boy allegedly called his 22-year-old friend, Manoj, and three others and decided to get his revenge.
Together, they visited Sunil’s locality in west Delhi’s Khyala area and called him out to a park on the pretext of resolving their issues.
But soon after Sunil reached the park, he was allegedly stabbed with a knife and left to bleed to death. They even allegedly snatched Sunil’s gold chain before leaving the murder spot.
The alleged killers then headed out to kill Rahul who lived in Nabi Karim. Manoj, however, decided not to accompany them as he got a call from his family asking him to be home.
With the remaining of his friends, the boy allegedly barged into Rahul’s home in Nabi Karim around two hours later. They dragged him to an isolated spot near his home and stabbed him over 20 times, killing him on the spot.
Having got their revenge, the killers parted ways even as the police of both the districts formed teams to crack the murder cases.
Manoj was arrested by the west Delhi police team within hours. At his instance, the central Delhi police team managed to nab the boy too on Saturday. The gold chain robbed from murdered Sunil too has been recovered.
The police are yet to nab the other three persons involved in the double murder. They have been identified but remain on the run.