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Thane shocker: Man kills 9-year-old son by stuffing paper ball into his mouth

According to police, the mother and father of the deceased were living separately following domestic quarrels. The boy was living with the mother.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Thane Updated on: June 12, 2024 14:54 IST
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In a shocking incident, a 59-year-old man has allegedly killed his nine-year-old son by stuffing a paper ball into his mouth in Maharashtra's Thane district. Following a complaint by a relative of the deceased, the accused was arrested on Tuesday night and booked under Indian Penal Code section 302 (murder), the official said on Wednesday.

According to police, the accused was drunk when he allegedly committed the crime which took place at Washala in Kasara area under Sahapur taluka on the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday.

The exact motive behind the crime was not yet known, he added.

The man and his wife had been living separately following domestic disputes and the boy was staying with his mother, an official from the police control room said.

The boy went missing from his mother's house on Monday and the family members launched a search for him. Later, the boy was found dead near his father's house at around 8 am on Tuesday. 

After being alerted, police rushed to the spot and they found a paper ball stuffed into the boy's mouth and blood oozing out of his nose, he said.

An investigation suggested the man resorted to excessive alcohol consumption after his wife started living separately, the official said.

He consumed liquor on the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday and allegedly stuffed a ball, made from torn notebook papers, into the boy's mouth resulting in his death, the official said.

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