A toddler was allegedly killed by an eight-year-old boy in South Delhi's Fatehpur Beri, the police said. The police said that a few days ago, the elder sister of the toddler pushed the accused's younger brother because of which he fell down on the floor. This led to a minor swelling on his head. She had also pinned down the accused. This led the accused to bear a grudge against her since. To take revenge of this humiliation, he killed the toddler when he found him alone, police said.
According to news agency PTI, the police said on Saturday morning, the one-and-a-half-year child had gone missing from his home while he was sleeping with his mother and sister on the roof of his house at Mandi village on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. The boy went missing between 1 am and 4 am, Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) that added.
The missing toddler’s body was recovered from a drain near the house. According to PTI, the body carried injury marks on the right eye, abdomen and leg. Blood was also dripping from the right ear. He was immediately rushed to hospital but was declared brought dead on arrival.
A case was registered at Fatehpur Beri police station and investigation has been initiated in the case. The accused boy, who was also missing, was traced on Saturday morning and was found involved in the incident, the DCP added. The accused's father is a daily-wage labourer and the eight-year-old accused will be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board.