Eight-year-old knifes younger friend to death for a ball (Lead)February 2nd, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy knifed his six-year-old playmate to death - all because of a tiff over a ball. The boy has been sent to a juvenile home, the police said here Monday.The two boys were neighbours in Tughlaqabad area of southeast Delhi. On Sunday evening, the older boy allegedly attacked his friend below the ear and on the neck with a kitchen knife after a quarrel over a plastic ball, the police said.
“The accused boy said he was playing with the younger boy, who allegedly threw the ball downstairs. This made him angry and he first thrashed the younger boy and then pumped the knife in the lower portion of his left ear,” said a police officer.
“The victim after a while rushed to his mother in the next room and said his friend had attacked him with a knife,” the official added.
He was then rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where doctors pronounced him dead.
Saddam Hussain, 16-year-old cousin of the deceased, said the victim was the only son of his parents. He was a Class 1 student at the Ganga Memorial Public School in the same area. His father Siraj Khan runs a hair saloon near their house.
The victim’s body has been handed over to his family after the post-mortem examination.
The accused was presented before a juvenile court, from where he was sent to an observation home for boys.
The father of the accused is a labourer in Karnal district of Haryana.