MP cop strangles, dumps body of 6-year-old who asked him for money to buy food

A police constable in Madhya Pradesh was arrested for allegedly strangling to death a 6-year-old boy who repeatedly asked him for money to buy food.

The cop who allegedly strangled the 6-year-old child was arrested. (ANI image)

A police constable in Madhya Pradesh’s Datia district allegedly strangled to death a 6-year-old boy who repeatedly asked him for money to buy food. The errant cop was later arrested.

Datia Superintendent of Police Aman Singh Rathore said the incident took place on May 4, when police constable Ravi Sharma was on field duty in Datia. He was approached by a six-year-old boy, who asked for some money because he was hungry.

Annoyed by the child’s insistence, Sharma allegedly strangled him. He then stuffed the boy’s body in the boot of his car and dumped it in a deserted area in neighbouring Gwalior.

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The boy’s father, a resident of Datia, reported his son as missing. An investigation was launched and soon, police received information that a boy’s body was found in Gwalior’s Vivekanand Chouraha area. The body was identified as that of the six-year-old who went missing from Datia.

When CCTV footage of the area was examined, investigators saw that a man was behaving in a suspicious manner. The man was later identified as constable Ravi Sharma. He was taken into custody and confessed to the crime.

Datia SP Aman Singh Rathore said that Sharma reportedly told investigators that he had been suffering from depression for the past several months and reacted badly when the boy kept demanding money from him.

The Datia SP added that he has written to the state home department asking for the accused cop to be dismissed from service forthwith.

(With inputs from Ashok Sharma)

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