May 30, 2007
Begusaray, Bihar, India
8-year-old Amarjeet Sada is arrested for the murder of a 6-month-old
Amarjeet (sometimes called Amardeep) was the first suspect when a 6-month-old girl named Kushboo went missing from the village’s primary school. Amarjeet was already known by family members to have strangled and bludgeoned two of his relatives — his 6-month-old cousin and 8-month-old sister — the year before. Although his family was aware the deaths were murders, newspapers reported the family considered the deaths to be “family matters” and did not inform authorities.
When questioned about Kushboo’s disappearance, Amarjeet happily confirmed he had murdered her by bludgeoning her face with a brick or stone. He also showed them where her body was located. Depending on the source, the infant was either buried in a shallow grave or was covered with grass and leaves after she was killed. Police remarked later that Amarjeet “just smiled a lot and asked for biscuits.”
As Amarjeet was a minor at the time of his arrest, it is unlikely he was convicted of murder. A blog entitled The Post-Mortem Post was contacted by someone claiming to be Amarjeet in 2015, who stated he was in the care of a children’s home until he turned 18. As India (similar to many other countries) provides underage offenders with new identities after their release, Amarjeet’s current status is unknown.