MOSCOW, August 28 (RIA Novosti) - Police in Russia’s central Kurgan Region have detained two boys aged nine and 10 on suspicion of murdering a five-year-old, investigators said in a statement Wednesday.
“The boys, aged nine and ten years, met a five-year-old boy in the street and after taking him to a derelict public steam bath, brutally beat him up,” the Investigative Committee said in a statement.
After beating the boy, the two juvenile suspects used a rope to strangle him and then hid his body in a metal drum, investigators said, adding the incident took place last week.
Both suspects have been held in a juvenile temporary detention center, the statement said.
According to Russian law, a person can be held to be criminally responsible for killing a juvenile only from 14 years of age.
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