Ludhiana: 16-year-old kills 9-year-old, drinks his blood, eats his flesh

The accused, 16-year-old neighbour and distant relative of the victim, reportedly told the police that he ate flesh from the victim�s thigh and also drank his blood after he committed the crime.

Ludhiana: 16-year-old kills 9-year-old, drinks his blood, eats his flesh

Punjab police on Saturday detained a 16-year-old boy from Ludhiana for allegedly killing a 9-year-old boy, chopping his body into six pieces, eating the flesh and drinking the blood.

The police said that the accused has confessed that he killed Deepu Kumar, the victim on Tuesday to eat victim’s flesh.

The accused, 16-year-old neighbour and distant relative of the victim, reportedly told the police that he ate flesh from the victim’s thigh and also drank his blood after he committed the crime. The boy’s body was found in six pieces crammed in a sack lying at a vacant plot.


He reportedly also told the police that he removed the victim’s heart from his body and threw it on the premises of his Holy Heart Senior Secondary School, Mata Nagar, with a view to bring a bad name to the school. As per the police, the teenager said he did so as he never liked going to school. The police have recovered the heart from the school compound.

Police cracked the case after examining CCTV footage from the area and saw Deepu with the teenager.

Deputy commissioner of police Bhupinder Singh said, "This is a case of cannibalism as the boy craves for human flesh. He told us that he would often want to eat raw chicken. At times he even craved to eat his own limbs, he said."

The DCP said the accused had also planned to demand ransom from Deepu’s family, but dropped the plan later.Officials have taken the boy for medical and psychological tests.