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Man strangles neighbour's son to avenge ‘insult’ in Delhi

The accused had lured the boy by offering him snacks and strangled him later by taking him to an isolated spot under the Khajuri flyover, almost four kilometers from his house.

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New Delhi Published on: May 27, 2019 10:13 IST
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The decomposed body of an 11-year-old boy, who had been missing since May 14, was discovered under Khajuri flyover in northeast Delhi on Sunday evening.

Police have arrested a man for strangling his neighbour`s son. The 28-year-old accused is identified as Danish confessed to the Police that he killed the boy a couple of days ago as he felt insulted when the victim's parents admonished him for staying outside their house.

"Danish has been arrested from his house in the Nehru Vihar area. We are also looking if the boy was sexually assaulted before being killed", said Atul Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast).

The accused used to deal in the sale of live chicken and his house is adjacent to the victim's house. He had lured the boy by offering him snacks and strangled him later by taking him to an isolated spot under the Khajuri flyover, almost four kilometers from his house.

The boy had gone missing on May 14. The boy's parents, who work as labourers, when returned from their workplace found that their son was missing. After a futile search, the family informed the police. 

Police kept on investigating until they found a CCTV footage where Danish was seen walking down a lane with the boy in a CCTV footage. The date and time of the CCTV footage were matched with the missing complaint of the child, Thakur added.

According to Police, Danish was held for questioning, on Sunday, and he confessed that he killed the boy because he held a grudge against the family and wanted to teach them a lesson.

He strangulated him and later dumped the body under the flyover, the officer said.

Danish shared a friendly relation with the boy. He even had gifted a few chicks to him, he said.

 

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