Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, a 10-year-old boy was sodomised and killed by a minor in the old city of Hyderabad, police said on Thursday.
The body of deceased was found on the rooftop of a government school in Barkas area on Thursday.
He had been missing since June 28 and his parents had lodged a complaint with police.
During the investigations, police found that he was last seen with his 17-year-old neighbour. The accused was identified with the help of CCTV footage and picked up for questioning.
Deputy Commissioner of Police V. Satyanarayana said the accused admitted that he took the victim on top of the school building and sexually assaulted him. Fearing that the boy might tell about his act to others, the accused murdered by hitting him on his head with an iron rod.
Police took the accused into custody for further investigations.
The victim’s parents said he had gone out to play, but when he did not return till late in the night, they lodged a complaint with Chandrayangutta Police Station.