Teenaged boy murdered by neighbour in Mumbai [Representative image]  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- The now-deceased minor had broken a small cement boundary made by the accused for preventing rainwater from entering his house
- The accused had a fight with the minor and his mother and decided to take revenge
Mumbai: In a horrifying incident, a 23-year-old man, who works as an auto-rickshaw driver, allegedly stabbed a 13-year-old boy to death, then decapitated him and dumped the body in a forest in Mumbai’s Malwani area. The incident came to light on Friday night when Malwani police found the victim’s highly decomposed body with its severed head lying some distance away.
Police ascertain victim’s identity
The now-deceased teenager was identified as Vidanand Yadav, a Class nine student. In order to ascertain his identity, Malwani Police examined missing person complaints lodged across police stations in the city. The victim’s parents had filed a complaint with the Aarey Police Station after he went missing last week. As the details mentioned in the complaint matched, the police contacted the complainants, who confirmed that it was their son’s body.
On enquiring, Malwani Police found that the deceased minor and his mother had an altercation with one Karan Bahadur, who resides opposite to their house. Bahadur had made a small cement boundary for preventing rainwater from entering his house. The minor had broken that boundary, which resulted in a fight.
Enraged over the incident, the accused allegedly decided to take revenge and took the minor with him in his auto-rickshaw on the pretext of a joyride. He stabbed him to death and later decapitated him. He was arrested on Saturday. DCP (Zone 11) Vishal Thakur told IE that the accused has confessed to the crime.
In another incident, a 32-year-old homeless man allegedly battered a 40-year-old rickshaw puller to death after an altercation of using tap water inside the compound of a DTC bus terminal in the national capital. Police commissioned multiple teams and arrested the accused within two hours of the crime.