13-year-old kills 10-year-old boy for speaking ill of mom in Tamil Nadu

“The suspect boy’s mother is no more and hence the 10-year-old talking ill of her could have triggered him," said a police officer.
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MADURAI: A teenager stabbed a 10-year-old boy to death and dumped the body in a septic tank at an Urdu School in Kathapatti village near Melur in Madurai district.

The incident came to light around 10 pm on Friday after the body of the boy, who had been missing since that evening, was found inside a septic tank in the school premises.

Both the boys, natives of Bihar, were students of a Urdu School in the village. The suspect is a native of Kishanganj while the victim hailed from Purnia. They were among the 11 children studying in the residential school run by a trust.

Upon information about the incident, Melur police visited the school to conduct a search operation for the missing boy. Subsequently, the body was recovered from the septic tank.

The examination of CCTV installed in the premises showed the 13-year-old asking the younger one to come to the rest room. Later on, the CCTV footage showed the teenager dragging the body of the younger one and dumping it in the septic tank.

Following this, police officers questioned the suspect in the presence of the child welfare committee officers. During the course of the questioning, the teenager confessed that he stabbed the 10-year-old to death for speaking ill of his mother who is no more. He then dumped the body in the septic tank.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased was shifted to a government hospital in Melur for postmortem.

His family members have been alerted and they were on their way to Madurai. After interrogation, the suspect was shifted to a juvenile observation home in Madurai city, sources said.

A case has been registered against the suspect under IPC sections 302 and 201 on charges of murder and for causing disappearance of evidence. An inquiry is also under way to find out whether the school possesses appropriate approval for functioning.

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