In November 2017, A Std XI student of Ryan International School in Gurugram was apprehended by the CBI for killing a seven-year-old student Pradyuman Thakur. The murder case became a national sensation and attracted a great deal of media coverage. The 16-year-old student confessed to his crime in front of his father and an independent witness. The CBI charged the juvenile offender with the murder of the seven-year-old Class 2 child
In October 2017, a 16-year-old girl, who was thrashed by a-20-year old boy on Tuesday evening because she asked the boys to lower their voice while they were chatting, may just get justice. The girl was seriously hurt and was taken to Rajawadi Hospital. The entire incident was captured on the CCTV camera installed in the society. The accused, Imran Shahid Shaikh, 20, was re-arrested on Saturday evening and additional stringent sections were added against him after the police scanned the CCTV footage completely and ascertained that he also allegedly molested the girl. The medical report also showed severe injuries to the girl.
In October 2017, a 13-year-old boy accidentally killed his 67-year-old grandmother in southern Italy with his father's licensed hunting rifle. The tragedy unfolded at the family home in Teana in the Basilicata region as the boy was holding the rifle after his father returned home from a hunting trip.
In March 2017, a 17-year-old resident of Kolegaon in Dombivli allegedly killed his father in a fit of rage. During a feud, the drunk boy took a knife, stabbed his father in the chest and fled. Manpada police said the teenager had dropped out of school and worked in an abattoir. He allegedly came home drunk and picked up a fight with his father. The motive is unknown. Illustration/Uday Mohite
A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 14-year-old boy in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain district. The boy, who was absconding, often visited the victim's house in Jalva village to watch television, a police official said. When she was alone at her house the boy went there and raped her, said a Police Sub-Inspector. The victim disclosed the incident to her parents who filed a complaint at the Ghatiya Police Station, he said. A case was registered against the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act
In a horrific incident, a seven-year-old girl was raped by two minor boys in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. The 7-year-old girl and her nine-year-old brother were playing at home, while her mother and father had gone to work. As soon as the girl’s brother stepped out for some time, two boys who were playing outside entered the house and committed the crime. Pic/Representational
A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody for raping an 8-year-old girl near Thane. The victim and the accused were residents of the same village in Sahapur taluka of the Thane district. Pic/Representational
In October 2017, a 17-year-old boy killed his 19-year-old colleague with a butcher knife in a fit of rage over a rupees 300 loan. The GRP arrested a 17-year-old slaughterhouse worker for allegedly committing the crime. They said that the boy killed his 19-year-old colleague with the same knife that they used to cut meat after he got infuriated over being taunted for a loan of Rs 300 as per a report by the Hindustan Times
An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by six boys, a 19-year-old and five minors aged about 10, living in her neighbourhood. The incident took place in Pune's Kondhwa area. Pic/Representational
A class 11 student shot at and critically injured a girl, his friend and another class 10 student, before shooting at himself in Sector 4C in Ghaziabad. The pistol belonged to his father. Pic/Representational
In a bizarre incident, a 14-year-old boy sent his parents and the police on a wild goose chase after claiming that he was abducted from a spot near his school. On being pressed for answers the boy admitted that he had made up the ruse as he was upset with his performance at his tuition class. Pic/Representational
A class eighth student from a school in the Palghar district was booked by the district police on the charge of having unnatural sex with another school boy. The 12-year-old boy was booked under Sections 377, 511, 504 and 506 of the IPC. Pic/Representational
A 14-year-old boy attacked a 61-year-old woman with scissors and knife when she caught him stealing money from her home. The incident took place in Dharavi. Pic/Representational
Crime Branch arrested a 16-year-old boy and his childhood friend for faking his own kidnapping and asking ransom of Rs 50 Lakhs from his father. The boy told cops that he wanted to help his girlfriend financially. Pic/Representational
A Std VI student of a convent school in Chembur, was sexually assaulted in the school toilet by a senior. The school authorities, however, did not take any action. Pic/Representational
A schoolboy stripped and tied another student, a 13-year-old, to the window of the boys' toilet in a reputed school in Mumbai's Chembur area. The teenager was tied to the window without his pants, and a tie had been put around his mouth. Pic/Representational
A 9-year-old boy from Haryana cut his forearm with a kitchen knife after his parents tried to prevent him from using his smartphone. The boy's parents, who were working professionals revealed they gave him a phone at the age of four, because they felt it would be a good distraction. Pic/Representational
A 17-year-old boy raped a 9-year-old girl at her residence in the absence of her mother in Raigad. He was arrested and brought to Mumbai. Pic/Representational
A 12-year-old boy allegedly set himself afire after watching a cartoon film on TV and later succumbed to his burns. The boy's grandfather said that the deceased shouted that he too was burning like a character in a cartoon film he had been watching. Pic/Representational
Sexual assault by a group of boys in Powai pushed two minors over the edge, traumatising them to the extent that both consumed poison. Pic/Representational
Three minor boys raped a woman in Saray rajnagar village in Uttar Pradesh's Etah. The three boys were aged between 14 and 15. They caught the woman when she was going to a field and raped her.Pic/Representational
Some of the most shocking, brutal and terrifying crimes which include rapes, murders to faking own kidnapping have been committed by minors in the recent past. We highlight some of these horrific incidents that took place across the world
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