In a shocking incident, an eight- year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered by two juveniles in Madurai, police said on Wednesday.
The two students of Class Xth, were detained and booked under relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).
The police said that the boy, studying in Standard III at a local government school, went out to play on Sunday evening and never returned home.
After searching for him, his father, who works at a fuel station, had lodged a complaint with the police on Monday afternoon.
However, on Tuesday morning the boy