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4 junkies held for boy’s sexual assault, murder

18, Jan 2016
#gendered-violence #peacemap

Jan 18 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
Mateen Hafeez

Beer Bottles Led To Breakthrough After 7-Year-Old’s Skeleton Found
Four beer bottles found under the Eastern Freeway where a seven-year-old boy’s skeleton was discovered in a cavity under the flyover, helped nail the alleged accused–four drug addicts–three months after the crime.
The crime branch, on Saturday , arrested Krishna Yadav (22), Tausif Shaikh (24), Ali Sadaf (22) and Sheru (24) for allegedly kidnapping the boy , sexually assaulting him while guzzling beer, strangling him and hiding the body under the flyover near Bhakti Park in Wadala.
“For nearly three weeks, we kept a watch on wine shops in Wadala and Antop Hill that sold that particular brand of beer and questioned about 150 locals before we zeroed in on one of the accused,“ a police officer said.During questioning, he reportedly confessed to the crime and led the cops to his three aides.“Two of them have confessed to sexually assaulting the boy . The beer bottles at the crime spot led us to the accused,“ said the officer. They were remanded in police custody on Sunday .
On October 13, 2015, the four junkies allegedly kidnapped the boy , who studied in class I, from outside his shanty in Wadala, luring him with chikki. “We suspect they hit him on the head with a blunt object,“ said a cop.
The crime came to light on December 24, 2015, when a cable operator’s employee laying cable lines under the Freeway informed the police about a foul e smell. The cops found the skeled ton and summoned the parents iwho identified the boy from the iclothes. The police filed a case of kidnapping and murder. The r probe was later handed over to e the crime branch.


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