8-year-old sexually abused, brutally killed by youth in Maharashtra's Palghar

Miss Alone

Prime VIP
An eight-year-old boy was abducted, sexually abused and brutally murdered in Wada taluka of Palghar district on Tuesday. His 20-year-old neighbour has been arrested.
The Wada police said that the victim was taken away by the accused who stays a few meters away from his house in Kudus village of Wada. He lured the boy with Rs 2 to buy sweets at around 5.45 pm. The boy went along with the accused who took him to a secluded place and had unnatural sex with him.

As the boy raised an alarm, the accused strangulated him. He then smashed his face in an attempt to avoid identification. He dumped the body in a bushy area in Laxmi Nagar of Kudus village early next day and returned to his home.
His family launched a search for the boy but in vain. On Wednesday, they were informed about a body lying in the grass.

Autopsy revealed that the boy was sexually abused and strangulated. His face was badly smashed before being dumped. He dumped the body at around 6.30 am. Police said that the accused lived in the same locality and was known to the boy. The police zeroed in on the accused as he was seen with the boy by some villagers.
The accused has been booked for kidnap, unnatural sex and murder and under sections of the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offenes (POCSO) Act. He has been remanded to police custody.