Ludhiana: A 16-year old Ludhiana boy has been detained by the police for killing a nine-year-old boy mercilessly.
Deepu Kumar, a 9-year old boy had gone missing on Monday and his beheaded body was later found dumped the next day in a vacant plot in the city's Dugri area.
The accused chopped the victim's body into six pieces. Apart from all this, the boy has reportedly ate the flesh and drank blood. Both accused and victim are said to be children of migrant labourers who lived in the same lane.
According to the police, the accused, who studies in VIIIth standard, came home and behaved normally. After examining a CCTV footage, where Deepu was seen with the accused, police detained the teenager. The boy later confessed of killing the young boy and eating his flesh.
Deputy commissioner of police Bhupinder Singh said, "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, he said."
As per the teenager, around 1.40 pm on Monday, when their parents were at work, the teenager took Deepu home on the pretext of giving him some kite string . The accused strangled and then cut Deepu into pieces with a sharp gardening tool inside the bathroom after removing his clothes.
Later, he put the body parts in polybags and carried them on his bicycle to dump. He extracted the boy's heart and threw it in his school campus. Accused hated his teachers and wanted the school to get a bad name. Police recovered the heart under a water tank.
The boy has been taken for medical and psychological tests.