Prayagraj: Police in Prayagraj have arrested a 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend for killing her younger brother. A friend of the boy has also been arrested.
According to police reports, the girl conspired to kill her brother with the help of her boyfriend and his accomplice as he objected to their relationship and threatened to tell the parents.
The accused girl, a class 5 pass out, dropped out about three years ago and has a 17-year-old boyfriend, who studies in class 9. The slain boy has been identified as 12-year-old Anurag Yadav, also studying in Class 5. student, police said.
Superintendent of Police (Trans-Yamuna) Saurabh Dixit said, “Police have arrested three teenagers, including the girl, her boyfriend and his accomplice, on charges of strangling the boy.”
“The father of the deceased reprimanded him for taking non-vegetarian food during the ongoing Pitrapaksha and the accused sister took the boy to Kutch house on the pretext of saving him from his father’s wrath. Her boyfriend and his companion were already waiting there. They all strangled the boy and fled,” he said.
When his father reported the two siblings missing, he and his wife began searching for them. They found the son lying unconscious on the floor of Kutch’s house and the girl sitting in a corner of the house. They rushed the boy to the hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
When the family and the police questioned the girl, she said that two youths had beaten the boy and ran away.
Later, during continuous interrogation, she confessed to the crime.
An FIR has been registered under appropriate sections and all three have been sent to a juvenile home.