New Delhi: A six-year-old boy was allegedly killed by his stepfather who after chopping the boy’s body, hid it in various locations at Risia area of Bhainsia village in Uttar Pradesh, superintendent of police Gaurav Grover told news agency PTI on Thursday.

On November 19, the victim was identified as Farid alias Suraj Yadav and the criminal as Ram Sawre Yadav.

It must be noted that the boy’s name was changed after his mother Hina married Yadav. However, the boy was disliked by his stepfather and the stepfather’s brother. Thereafter he was killed.

After killing the boy, there were rumours that the boy had gone missing. When the news reached the police, they initiated investigations. Ram and his brother were thereafter arrested by the police, stated news agency PTI.

Earlier in the month, a Nagpur man was reportedly murdered by his relatives who suspected his mother of casting black magic on them. Thereafter, a case was registered against the relatives at the Wathoda Police Station under the various IPC sections namely Section 302 (murder) and Section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).