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12 days after minor boy goes missing, his body found under flyover

New Delhi: The Delhi police on Sunday said that they have arrested a 28-year-old man involved in the murder case of an 11-year-old boy in North East Delhi's Khajuri Khas area. The child's body was found under a flyover on Saturday night. The deceased was reported missing for the last 12 days.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East Delhi) Atul Kumar Thakur said that they have arrested the accused identified as Danish. He allegedly strangulated the kid to death.

The minor was reported missing on May 14 by his family members who live in the North East Delhi. During the investigation, the body of the child was recovered under a flyover on Saturday night.

Police further stated that during interrogation, Ali confessed to the crime and told the police that he was angry with the deceased's family who had told him not to sit in front of their house.

The police have not ruled out the chances of sexual assault before the murder and are waiting for the post-mortem report to confirm their suspicion.

"We can't say anything right now. After post mortem report, things will be cleared," said DCP Thakur.

On the day of the incident, he took the boy with him and later allegedly strangulated him to death. On the other hand to search the child a search operation was mounted by the police.

The boy's family also searched him in local shops and houses . The male members of the family went on bikes searching through local parks, drains. The investigating agency scanned CCTV cameras.

Facts were coming that police made the breakthrough with the help of CCTV footage. "The child was knowing so he went with the accused," said DCP Thakur. Police have registered a case in this regard and questioning is going on from the accused to get the further clue in the case.

As many as 164 murders reported different parts of National Capital in the first four months of 2019.

The Delhi Police data accessed by Millennium Post said that (till April 30) revealed that as many as 83 murders were the result of enmity or disputes. Sudden provocation, trivial issues led to 21 murders.

"The passion related reasons led to 11 murders in the National Capital. 11 killings were related to crime. As many as in 10 cases, bodies are still unidentified," data said adding that around 28 cases had other reasons

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