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Teenager rapes, kills 5-year-old Syrian boy

File - A general view of Akkar, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: A Lebanese minor in north Lebanon's Akkar raped a 5-year-old Syrian child Sunday and threw his body in a dumpster, a police statement said.

The 17-year-old, identified as N.A., called his father in the morning and confessed to committing the crime, the police said. The father then informed the police of his son's confession. In coordination with the father, the police arrested the teenage boy at his home and he confessed to the crime.

Security sources told The Daily Star earlier Sunday that the body of the child Mohammad al-Khawli was found near a dumpster at the entrance of a school in the Akkar village of Halba.

The boy's body, which had been stabbed, was found in a box, his head covered with a black bag.

The police said that the medical examiner reported the child was raped before being stabbed five times in his waist, which killed him.

 

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