Minor kills three-year old

| 30 August 2002 23:26 IST

Shivaram Mane, 14, simply picked up a piece of a broken glass and cut through the neck of three-year old Nelroy Gomes, killing and throwing him in a pond.

The reason was as childish as their age was. Nelroy called him pig and Shivaram wanted to take revenge.

It was panic situation in the village of Talaulim, Navelim - a suburb of Margao city in South Goa, when Nelroy had suddenly disappeared while playing outside the house in the morning.

And it was a shock when his bloodstained body was found in a nearby pond late evening, when Shivaram himself brought the news that a hand is seen floating out in the pond.

The police immediately brought the dog squad the dog jumped at Shivaram, the 14-year old son of a working class family in the neighbourhood, which had come down from the Belgaum district of Karnataka.

While fingers were pointed at Shivaram, he initially kept on telling different stories but finally confessed that he wanted to settle scores with Nelroy, who may not even know that pig was a bad word.

As nobody was around while Nelroy was playing outside, Shivaram picked him, took him to the pond, picked up a broken glass of a windowpane lying nearby and slit his neck. "He did not even cry", said Shivaram.

The post-mortem report also revealed that Nelroy died due to shock and haemorrhage caused by a sharp incised wound. The wound was one millimetre deep and five centimetres long, stated the report.

Shivaram has been now sent to the juvenile home while parents of both the accused and the victim have still not recovered from the shock.

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