A 12-year-old boy allegedly killed his friend after they got into a fight over a bet of Rs 250 placed on a cricket match, reports ANI.
The incident took place in the Howrah district of Kolkata on Saturday after the accused lost the bet but refused to pay the amount, resulting in a squabble between the two.
According to the father of the victim - who was also 12 - the accused, upon losing the bet took his son to a nearby garden where he beat him up mercilessly, smashed his head with a brick and after he became unconscious, strangled him.
He later dragged the body to a nearby jungle and covered it with shrubs and bricks.
Police have arrested the accused and one of his friends in connection with the case. They have confessed to the crime.