An 11-year-old boy was caught in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Monday for allegedly killing a 10-year-old girl on suspicion that she had killed his pet, a rat, police said.
The boy also had a grudge against the girl as she used to beat him in mobile phone games, a senior officer said.
The boy allegedly crushed the head of the girl, a student of class 5, with a stone, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) HC Mishra said, adding that the victim died on the spot.
The boy told police that he suspected the girl had killed his pet rat after an argument, he added.
“He also harboured a grudge against the victim as she used to defeat him in games on mobile phones,” Mr Mishra said.
The boy will be sent to a child correctional home after the case work gets over, he said.
Meanwhile, another police officer ruled out the possibility of the boy raping the girl after killing her.
He said police are awaiting the autopsy report.
Devastated family members of the girl said she had gone out of the house to pluck flowers.
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