Teenager arrested over killing boy (6)

The Sampur Police yesterday arrested a 15-year-old schoolboy over the killing of a six-year-old boy by throwing the latter into a well.

The victim with a weight tied to him had been found in a well on Jan. 26, police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told The Island last night.

Sampur police are interrogating the teenager arrested around 1.30 p.m.

The Sampur police said the suspect had been playing with the victim for a few hours before the incident.

The suspect had claimed that he had dumped the boy, Thuhadas Darshan of Sampur 07, Sampur, into the well for the fun of it and not to kill him, police said.

The investigations were being carried out to ascertain that fact, police said.

The Police Media Unit (PMU) said on the day of the tragic incident, Darshan’s father had lodged a complaint with the police that his son had gone missing from 5.00 p.m after returning home from school.

The police recovered the body the following day.

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