A 16-year-old from Ludhiana has been accused of killing a nine-year-old boy. Not only has he been accused of murder, but he is also accused of cutting the boy’s body into six pieces, eating the boy’s flesh and drinking the blood.
The nine-year-old boy, Deepu Kumar, was found in Ludhiana’s Dugri area. The body was beheaded and dumped in a vacant plot of land.
Both the victim and the suspect lived in the same area and are also children of migrant laborers. Police are reporting that the accused was acting normal after the murder and even cooked dinner for his father. The suspect was taken into custody after police examined video footage of the area Deepu was in. The footage revealed Deepu with the accused, who was later detained and confessed to the murder. He also confessed to eating the flesh of the little boy.
Bhupinder Singh, Deputy commissioner of the police, had this to say about the horrible crime: “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. The accused will be given a medical and psychological evaluation.
The boy confessed the whole story to the police. He explained that at around 1:40 PM on the day of the crime, he invited Deepu to his home to get some string for a kite. He then strangled the little boy.
After strangling him, he used a gardening tool with a sharp edge to cut him into pieces. This was done in the bathroom. He later put the body parts into bags and rode his bicycle to a vacant plot to dump the pieces. He even took the boy’s heart and tossed it in the campus of his own school because he hated his teachers and wanted to tarnish the name of his school. The heart was discovered underneath the school’s water tank.
No word yet has been released as to what the suspect will be charged with.