The boys aged 12 and 14 molested, battered, strangled and killed five-year-old Jhumjhum Das on the terrace of a 10-storied building at Turfview, Hastings, on Tuesday, Jun 29 evening, reported a leading national daily.
Apart from committing the gruesome crime, the boys managed to convince the police that the crime was not committed by children but by adults, reported a TV news channel.
However, after the autopsy ascertained that the girl was strangled by a child and not an adult, the boys admitted to the crime on Thursday, Jul 1.
Questioned in the presence of their parents, the boys narrated how they killed the child.
The incident has not only shocked the police, and the parents of the children but has raised several concerns and questions as to how children managed to committ a crime so violent.