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3 apprehended for sodomising, beating teenager to death

Gurugram: The Gururgam police have apprehended three juveniles for allegedly sodomising a 15-year-old boy in Gurugram's Ashok Vihar area and then beating him to death.

The father of the deceased, a rickshaw-puller, said his son was sexually assaulted by three juveniles in the neighbourhood on June 14. The 15-year-old was brutally beaten up by them, following which he succumbed to injuries a week later.

According to nearby residents, the rickshaw-puller did not have the money for his son's last rites and dumped the body at an isolated place in Kherkidhaula area. The father and his wife carried the body on the rickshaw and dumped it behind the bushes. The incident came to light on Saturday after some women of the locality came to victim's home to inquire about his health. The victim's parents told them their son had gone to the maternal grandparents' house. Not convinced by the reply, the family finally conceded of what had happened.

"The police had refused to take action against the accused since the very beginning. We did not have the money to proceed with legal action, so we decided to dump the body," said the victim's father.

"We informed the local police to take the body for postmortem, but they did not arrive till 11 am. Then we called a local leader, Gaje Singh Kablana, who called the police after which they reached the victim's house and sent the body for postmortem," said Pooja the relative of the child.

Sumer Singh, DCP of West Zone Gurugram, said, "The family members of the deceased have levelled allegation about their son having been sodomised by three minors. We have sent the body for postmortem. All the three minor accused have been arrested."

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