The body of a minor boy was on Tuesday found stuffed in a suitcase from an apartment in north west Delhi's Swaroop Nagar, following, which the tenant was arrested for allegedly killing him, the police said.
A civil services aspirant killed the seven-year-old son of his landlord and stuffed the rotting body in a suitcase in the same room for 35 days before the stench revealed the crime he had committed.
Avdesh Sakya, 27, had kidnapped the boy for ransom on January 7 but ended up taking the minor's life fearing police action and killed the child. He had also had a verbal duel with the child’s father a few months ago and was looking to seek revenge, police said.
Sakya was arrested on Tuesday after the neighbors complained of a foul smell emanating from his room in Swaroop Nagar, near north Delhi’s Bhalaswa.
During interrogation, the accused told the police that the boy's father was opposed to his fondness towards Shakya for which he killed the minor.
Shakya wanted to dispose off the body and demand a ransom of Rs 15-20 lakhs from the boy's father, the police officer said. The accused, however, was forced to keep the body at his place due to a heightened police patrol in the area.