Bahraich: An eight-year-old boy was allegedly kidnapped, sodomised and later killed by a youth in Kotwali dehat area, a senior officer said here on Wednesday.
The boy went missing from his school on November 22 and later his family members received a ransom call demanding Rs one lakh for the release of the victim, Superintendent of Police Ram Lal Verma said.
He said that on the basis of surveillance police yesterday arrested a man identified as Nanke alias Gadde (18), who revealed that he killed the body after sodomising him.
The SP said that the sim used by the accused was purchased without an identity proof.
He said that involvement of the shopkeeper, who provided the sim without an ID, would also be probed.