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19-year-old boy rapes a 6-year-old boy; body found in tank in Tamil Nadu village | Chennai News

DHARMAPURI: Police on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old for raping and murdering a six-year-old boy in a village near Krishnapuram in dharmapuri district on July 16.
After the boy’s parents filed a missing person report, the police began a search and focused on M. prakash from the same town as a suspect. They picked him up and during questioning he broke down and confessed, police said. Prakash led them to an unused elevated water tank in the village where he had hidden the boy’s body.
district police superintendent Stephen Jesubatham He said that Prakash had befriended the boy and often bought him chocolates and ice creams.
On July 16, Prakash took the boy to the water tank and sexually assaulted him. When the boy started screaming for help, Prakash panicked and strangled him. Jesubatham saying.
“The defendant tied the arms and legs of the child and dumped the body in the tank,” Jesubatham said.
As the news spread, friends and relatives of the boy’s family blocked the road in the town demanding strong measures against the murderer. The crowd dispersed after Jesubatham promised there would be no leniency.
The police registered a case against Prakash and arrested him.
A local court sent Prakash into judicial custody and he was housed in the Salem central prison.

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