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Man kills minor in Delhi over grudge against parents

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A 27-year-old man has been arrested here for killing a minor boy over a grudge against his parents, police said on Tuesday.

Police said the accused -- Avadhesh, arrested on Monday night, is familiar with the victim's family, and is a distant relative. He stayed in a neighbouring house near the victim -- seven-year-old Ashish -- in Swaroop Nagar in west

"told police Ashish's parents used to abuse him in his absence and did not like his visits to their house," of told IANS.

"He killed Ashish, wrapped the body and placed it in a cupboard. He, however, pretended to be a well-wisher before Ashish's family," she added.

"He did not try to dump the body as he knew CCTVs are installed in the streets. Instead, he killed some rats and placed them in his room. When asked about the stink, he showed one of the rats," she added.

"We have recovered the body and sent it for post mortem," the said.

also lied to Ashish's family and said he works with the (CBI).

He told police he was preparing for a competitive examination and also appeared for a UPSC examination once.

Police said went missing on January 7 following which Avadhesh, along with the grandfather of the victim had registered a missing complaint in station. did that in order to avoid any suspicion.

"During investigation, police teams examined all CCTV footage, took help of local surveillance but did not get any solid lead to track the minor boy," DCP Khan said.

"Since no ransom call was made, we investigated the case with all possible angles instead of kidnapping. During investigation, presented himself as a very confident person. Police teams recorded his, other family members' and others' statements," she said.

The victim's parents, who run a grocery shop, suspected after he stopped visiting their house since the last three days. He was a frequent visitor earlier.

"The family informed police and during cross checking, changed his statements continuously. At last, he broke down and confessed his crime," the added.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 14:42 IST
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