Police in India have alleged that a 16-year old, Vikesh Kumar murdered his relative before eating his leg. The teenager believed to have been motivated by TV crime shows, lured 9-year old Deepu Kumar to his home in Ludhiana, north Delhi.

The teenager and the 9-old boy are families but distant relations, from the Uttah Pradesh area of India.

Kumar also removed threw Deepu’s heart at his school after removing it. The victim’s heart was later found in the school complex by the police. The teenager, Kumar diaclosed to the police that he lured his victim to his empty house on 17 January, and then strangled him to death.

A spokesman for the police while describing Vikesh Kumar said: “He behaved normally as if nothing happened. He said he is fond of crime shows based on real-life incidents on television.”

Speakig to the Hindustan Times, a detective noted: “He used to tell his parents that sometimes he feels like eating himself,” a detective told the Hindustan Times. “He also had a craving for human flesh.”

While speaking, the father of Deepu Kumar called for execution of Vikesh Kumar for his crimes .
“It was a heinous crime,” he said. “He cut the body of my son into pieces. I will demand capital punishment. If the police are unable to punish him, they should hand him over to us. “My wife Sangeeta is in shock. I have not told her about how our son was killed. I fear she will die if she comes to know of the brutality perpetrated on Deepu.”