Teen kills friend for phone

Teen kills friend for phone

A teenaged boy burnt his minor friend to death at nearby Adibatla in order to get his cellphone, police said, PTI reports from Hyderabad.

G Prem Sagar (19) hatched the plan to kill his 17-year-old friend, an intermediate student, to clear his financial debts, they said.

On July 13, he took the boy on his bike to an isolated spot at Adibatla after purchasing some petrol, after which Prem hit him on the repeatedly on the head with a stick till he fell unconscious, doused him with petrol and set him ablaze, police said.

In the process, he suffered burn injuries on his right leg, but fled the spot with the cell phone. When the minor boy did not return, his father lodged a police complaint.

The police said investigation led them to Sagar, who confessed to the crime.

The cell phone was seized from him. A case under various sections of the IPC, including 302 (murder),364 (Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder) and 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence of offence) was registered against Sagar, police said.

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