Man held for ‘sexually assaulting, strangling’ six-year-old claims he killed eight other boys

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Written by means of Mahender Singh Manral
| New Delhi |
Published:September three, 2017 1:21 am


Police arrested the accused, Ram Niwas, with the assistance of a sniffer canine.

With the assistance of a sniffer canine, Delhi Police has arrested a person for allegedly sexually assaulting and killing a six-year-old boy in northeast Delhi’s Harsh Vihar. Investigators discovered that the accused was once additionally arrested in 2009 however was once let off. During wondering on Saturday, the accused instructed police he has sexually abused and killed eight minor boys since 2007. Police are but to ensure his claims.

DCP (northeast) A Ok Singla showed that the 40-year-old labourer, Ram Niwas, had made the claims all through wondering. “We are verifying and coordinating with other officers,” he mentioned. On August 12, the boy’s father, who runs a tea store, approached police after his son went lacking. Police sooner or later recovered the boy’s frame from a nursery, no longer a long way from the complainant’s tea store.

“Police then called in a dog squad, and one of the dogs led them to an under-construction house nearby. The guard told police that Ram Niwas had been missing for the last few days. Using technical surveillance, police traced him to near Shahdara railway station and a team was sent there. But he switched off both his cell phones soon after,” a senior officer mentioned.

On checking his prison report, police discovered he were arrested in 2009. A staff was once despatched to his local village, Amla, in UP, however he was once no longer there. “A team led by inspector Vinay Yadav and ACP Sashank Jaiswal eventually arrested the accused from Mandoli,” Singla mentioned.

During wondering, the accused alleged he were sodomised by means of his pals when he was once a kid. He claimed he misplaced each his folks in his youth, and began plying a rickshaw after transferring to Delhi. “He also alleged that some rickshaw pullers sodomised him. He claimed that he sodomised and murdered a boy in Amla in 2005. He said he got married in 2007, but the woman left him after three months. He claimed that in 2008-2009, he kidnapped three minor ragpickers from Old Delhi railway station and sodomised and killed them,” an officer mentioned.

Singla mentioned Niwas was once operating at a tent space in 2009 when he allegedly abducted the six-year-old son of his employer, who “refused to give him Rs 45,000”. “He allegedly took the boy to Bareilly and beheaded him after sexually assaulting him. He was later arrested,” Singla mentioned.

But when the boy’s head was once recovered, a DNA take a look at may just no longer conclusively hyperlink the sufferer to the oldsters, police mentioned. Niwas sooner or later were given out of prison in 2012. “He then worked as a labourer in Sonipat before returning to Delhi in 2014,” police mentioned. Police mentioned Niwas had had a number of arguments with the tea store proprietor — father of the boy who was once murdered — once you have under the influence of alcohol. According to police, on August 11, Niwas ate up liquor and allegedly known as the six-year-old to an under-construction website online, the place he sodomised him. “When the boy said he will inform his father, he strangled him,” Singla mentioned.

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