UP: 14-year-old boy beaten to death for stealing a toffee

North Gazette News/Lucknow
In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death by cops and shopkeeper for stealing a toffee from shop in Lakhimpur Khiri area of Uttar Pradesh.

As per reports, the incident took place on April 3 when the minor boy was caught by shopkeeper while allegedly stealing a toffee from the shop.

Sources said that the minor boy was allegedly beaten first by the shopkeeper for stealing a toffee who later handed him over to the police.

“The minor boy was later beaten by police officials inside police station for the crime and when his condition deteriorated, he was admitted in hospital,” sources said.

The minor boy’s parents alleged that he was illegally kept in police custody by the cops and he suffered serious injuries after he was thrashed by the cops.

“The boy was admitted in hospital where he succumbed to the injuries on Monday,” the victim’s parents alleged, while accusing the police officials for not taking action against erring cops and shopkeeper.

The minor boy’s parents along with locals staged protest in the area and demanded action against erring police officials and the accused shopkeeper.

Meanwhile, police officials said that they were investigating the matter and action would be taken against guilty persons.