Boy sodomised, strangled to death; one held

Boy sodomised, strangled to death; one held

Solan, June 10

The Barotiwala police arrested Uttar Pradesh (UP) resident Hukum Singh (22) last evening for strangulating a four-year old boy after sodomising him.

SP, Baddi, Rohit Malpani, said the boy, belonging to a migrant family from UP, had been reported missing since June 8. His body was found bundled up in a rucksack from in a house near his hutment during a search carried out by the police yesterday.

“Hukum Singh was arrested and search was on to trace his two accomplices. The body has been sent to the IGMC, Shimla, for post-mortem and a team of forensic experts visited the spot,” said the SP.

The police has registered a case under Section 363 of the IPC on June 8 and Sections 302 of the IPC for murder and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act have been added to the FIR. — TNS

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