A minor boy is suspected of killing a 9-month-old girl.

Police said a 13-year-old boy who lives in the neighborhood could be the killer . The boy said he had come across two elders in helmets giving toffees and chocolates to a toddler girl .

Lucknow, On Saturday, the naked body of a nine-month-old girl child was discovered in a water tank of a Sairpur school, and police said a 13-year-old boy who lives in the neighborhood could be the killer.The boy is in an observation home in Para and will be assessed by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), which will also examine his mental health on Sunday.Police also recreated the crime scene, bringing the child along with the forensic team to establish the sequence of events on the spot.According to ACP Aliganj Syed Ali Abbas, who supervised the investigation, the girls' frock was retrieved from near the spot and he narrated the whole story that had occurred on the fateful day.

Later, they took the girl to the school, tied a brick to her feet, and dumped her inside the water tank before fleeing.According to a police officer, the officers cautioned him against telling anyone what he saw.A police investigation revealed nothing contradicting this description of events.They also learned that the minor was also known as a loner who used to sneak into the bathroom while women were bathing.

Later, when the juvenile was taken to the hospital with the forensic team, police asked him how the men got to the tank.At this point, the boy climbed from the back side of the wall and identified and found the girls' clothing.He was then asked who tied the brick to her feet and where the string came from.At this point, the minor reached near a tree and pulled out a string that corresponded with the one found with the girl.

They are also looking at others' participation.According to the report, the true perpetrator may be taking advantage of the fact that the boy is a child and will not be punished severely.