Delhi: A 12-year-old boy’s missing body was found in a pile of garbage in northeast Delhi’s Gokalpuri on Saturday seven days after he went missing from Gahziabad’s Loni, around 5 km away.
According to police, the boy might have been murdered by some drug addicts.
The police further added that the boy’s face was smashed with a stone.
“The body was sent for post mortem examination to ascertain the cause of death. ..he was identified by his brother. They live in Loni with their mother who works as a housemaid. Their father died a few years ago… he told police the deceased hung out with some boys in Gokalpuri who have substance abuse problems,” deputy police commissioner (northeast) Ved Prakash Surya said.
According to report of Hindustan Times, the brother said the boy would remain out for days. “It is suspected that the boy was killed over some fight within the group. It looks like they killed him with a stone and then left his body near the garbage. We have formed teams to nab the suspects.
CCTV footage has been collected and all those who were last seen with the boy are being identified.”