In a horrific incident, a level of violence way beyond their years, two boys, aged nine and 10, killed a 23-year-old youth by slitting his throat with a broken beer bottle following an argument in Govindpuri, reports Times of India.
According to witnesses, the victim, Sanjay Kumar, was having a drink outside another shop. When he refused to give alms to children, they threatened to kill him. Kumar slapped one of the boys, which led to a scuffle in which one of them hit Kumar on his head with a beer bottle while the other pounced on him.
One of them sat on Kumar’s chest and cut his throat with a broken bottle.
The boys were arrested from the Kalkaji temple. During interrogation, they said their fathers were rickshaw pullers and that they had fled their homes in Madanpur Khadar a year ago. They used to stay at the Kalkaji temple and beg for alms.