Police on Sunday said they had solved the case of the murder of an 11-year-old boy found dead inside a madrassa in Haryana’s Nuh and the arrest of a 13-year-old student.
“The accused student did not want to study in madrassa and with the intention of smearing the place, he planned and strangled Sameer,” a police official said.
Sameer, a resident of Ted village, was found dead inside madrassa on Monday.
The defendant was brought before the juvenile justice panel, which sent him to a correctional facility in Faridabad, police said.
According to police, the juvenile said he chose Saturday for the murder of his schoolmate due to the large crowds that came to madrassa for Friday prayers. He took Sameer to a room in madrassa’s basement, killed him and buried him in the sand, police said.
Nuh police chief Varun Singla said during the investigation they learned that the boy accused and the student he killed used to play together and were very close.
However, when police teams visited madrassa to investigate and question some of the students, the defendant was scared, the officer said.
During questioning, the defendant told police that he killed the student on Saturday, September 3, police said.
The decomposed body was recovered by police on September 5 and a first information report, or FIR, was filed with the Pinangawa police station.
According to the complaint filed by Iqbal, Sameer’s uncle, he studied Urdu and Arabic at Dargah Wala Madrassa in Shah Chaukha village since 2021 and is also staying here.
It was on September 3, one of the villagers of Haji Akhtar informed the family that Sameer was missing from madrassa. His body was later found in the building.