2 held for sodomising, killing missing boy: Cops

Two youths have been arrested for allegedly sodomising and strangling a nine-year-old boy to demise at a village in Balrampur district on Friday.

The station home officer (SHO) of the police station involved mentioned, “As the boy fell unconscious (after the sexual assault), the accused got scared and decided to kill him. The boy was strangled to death and his body was then disposed of in a nearby pond.”

The boy had gone lacking from an area honest on February 14, and his physique was present in a bag on Friday. The postmortem report has confirmed sexual assault, and the 2 accused have reportedly confessed to the crime.

“On February 16, the boy’s father informed us that he had gone missing in a fair two days ago. A missing person’s report was registered. The body was recovered from the village near a pond. Based on evidence and suspicion raised by locals, we found the involvement of two youths who live in the same village. They have confessed to the crime. They revealed that they had taken the boy to a field and strangled him to death. It has been confirmed that the accused had been sexually assaulting the boy before this incident,” mentioned Balrampur Additional SP Arvind Mishra.

The SHO mentioned the was registered underneath IPS sections 302 (homicide) and 201 (inflicting disappearance of proof of offence, or giving false data to display screen offender) and related sections of the POCSO Act.

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