New Delhi – In Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh area, a 10-year-old boy was sodomized and then killed by his father’s friend.
The child was lured using chocolates as the accused took him to Bhalswa canal and committed the horrific act.
The sources reported that he strangled the boy when he started crying for help.
DCP (northwest) Aslam Khan confirmed the developments and said that the accused, a certain Manoj, has been arrested for murder under the POCSO Act. Manoj is a daily wage laborer and a native of the Madhubani district in Bihar.
The boy’s parents were at work when the incident took place. The 10-year-old was playing outside his house when the accused approached him and promised to buy him chocolates. The accused lured the boy away, proceeded to get inebriated and then sodomized the boy. He then strangled him to prevent him from crying for help.
The child’s parents informed police on Saturday night after they had failed to locate him. The police used CCTV footage (and some help from local informants) to nab the man.
Cops are questioning Manoj to ascertain if he had committed such offences in the past as well, the paper further reports.