A 12-year-old boy allegedly killed his friend due to a fall-out over a cricket match bet of Rs 250 in West Bengal’s Howrah district. Police took custody of the accused and the victim’s body was found on Saturday. Both the accused and the victim were residents of Daspara under Liluah police station.
While talking to the press, victim’s father Kanhaiya Paswan said that “He then brought my son to a nearby garden and beat him up mercilessly. He then smashed my son’s head with a brick. My son became senseless. Then he throttled him.”
In an attempt to deface the victim’s body, the accused dragged it to a nearby jungle and covered it with shrubs and bricks. The police officer said that one of the two boys who were detained for interrogation broke down and confessed the crime. The victim’s father demanded that the killer must be punished and lamented that he won’t get his son back.