Punjab police on Saturday detained a 16-year-old boy from Ludhiana for allegedly killing a nine-year-old boy, chopping his body into six pieces, eating the flesh and drinking the blood.
The case came into limelight after the victim Deepu Kumar had gone missing and his beheaded body was found on January 17, dumped in a vacant plot in the city’s Dugri area, police said.
Police cracked the case after examining CCTV footage from the area and saw Deepu with the teenager.
Police then detained the accused, who later confessed to killing the boy and also eating the boy’s flesh. The accused is is a class VIII student.
According to the police, the accused first strangled Deepu and then cut him into pieces with a sharp gardening tool inside the bathroom after removing his clothes.
Ludhiana(Punjab): 16 year old boy murders 9 year old minor,chops his body into pieces. He has been detained by Police pic.twitter.com/I0Bc9v4Jv1
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Officials have taken the accused for a medical and psychological tests.
“This is a case of cannibalism as the boy craves for human flesh. He told us that he would often want to eat raw chicken. At times he even craved to eat his own limbs,” Deputy commissioner of police Bhupinder Singh told a leading daily.