The Thane police Tuesday arrested a 12-year-old boy on charges of murder after he got into a fight with a 15-year-old boy and caused him fatal injuries.
Police said the incident occurred around 6 pm in Sathe Nagar area in Thane.
The teenager had shaved his head as he had performed shradhh for his father,who had passed away a year ago. To cover his head,he would wear a cap whenever he stepped out of his house. On Tuesday,he was on his way home when the accused,who was playing in the area,saw him,suddenly grabbed the cap off his head in mischief. This led to a fight between them, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Balasaheb Patil,Zone V,Thane.
Police claimed that eyewitnesses told them that the deceased punched the accused in the stomach and the latter fell down. Enraged by this,the accused allegedly kicked the teenagers private parts. Even after he fell down,the accused kicked him thrice,the police said. Eyewitnesses then alerted his mother and rushed him to the Thane Civil Hospital,where he was declared brought dead. Injuries on his private parts led to the death,they added.
Meanwhile,residents of the area informed the police about the incident. A team of police personnel rushed to the hospital. The accused was taken into custody from his residence and was questioned. Police also recorded statements of eyewitnesses. Late on Tuesday night,a complaint of murder was registered against the accused.
We have arrested the accused and are sending him to the Juvenile Remand Home in Bhiwandi. He will be produced in the Juvenile Court Wednesday, Patil said.
An officer with the Srinagar police,in whose jurisdiction the incident occurred,said,The accused kept on repeating that he did not intend to kill the other boy. He said he was only trying to gain an upper hand in the fight.