A minor boy, who had been missing since Tuesday, was found murdered in the Khatauli town of Muzaffarnagar district, with the police suspecting that he was strangulated after being sodomised.
Saif Ali (12), who had been missing since Tuesday, was found murdered on Wednesday, Deputy SP Arun Sirohi said. It is suspected that he was strangulated to death after being sodomised, he said.
A case has been registered against unidentified persons, the official added. Meanwhile, angry over the incident, some people blocked a highway at Khatauli in protest.
In another incident, a 40-year-old Delhi-based trader was found murdered in a hotel room, police said. D K Sharma, a resident of Jahangirpuri in Delhi, was found murdered in the hotel room, they said. The case is being investigated and no arrest has been made so far, police added.