Hoshiarpur- A 12-year-old boy allegedly killed a 10-year-old child by hitting him with a brick on head for a meagre sum of Rs 50 in the Sunder Nagar slum area on the outskirts of the city last night. The deceased has been identified as Shiva. He was a Class III student of Government Primary School, Sunder Nagar.
The Model Town police have registered a case of murder against the accused and arrested him on the complaint of Shiva’s father Ashok Motia, hailing from Samastipur, Bihar.
Motia alleged that around 8pm last night a boy living nearby called Shiva and took him along. When they did not return for long, he went to see them. “I saw the accused demanding Rs 50 from Shiva. When Shiva refused to give the money, the accused hit Shiva with a brick, following which he fell unconscious. He was taken to the local civil hospital where doctors declared him dead.