Nation Crime 27 Jul 2016 8-yr-old boy sexuall ...

8-yr-old boy sexually assaulted, murdered by 2 juveniles in Tamil Nadu

PTI
Published Jul 27, 2016, 7:01 pm IST
Updated Jul 27, 2016, 7:02 pm IST
The two students were booked under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
The victim was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by two minor boys. (Representational Image)
 The victim was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by two minor boys. (Representational Image)

Madurai: In a shocking incident, an eight-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered by two juveniles here, police said on Wednesday.

The two students of Class Xth, were detained on Tuesday night and booked under relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

 

The incident came to light after the body of the boy, who was missing since July 24, was spotted at a site near a bridge at Muniyadapuram village, police said.

The victim's father, a filling station employee, had registered a complaint of missing on July 25 that his son had gone missing while playing in front his house.

Investigations revealed that the victim was last seen with the two students, who kidnapped and sexually assaulted him and then murdered him by slitting his throat, police said.

The teenagers then dumped his body near the bridge and fled from the scene of crime, police said.

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