New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) A 16-year-old boy was beaten to death by three of his juvenile friends after he complained to an accused's mother about their bid to extort money for smoking, police said Sunday.
Sandeep, a Class 9 student, was assaulted in Pandav Nagar in east Delhi Saturday night, police said.
Sandeep, who suffered severe internal injuries, succumbed while being taken to hospital, police said.
All three attackers, residents of the same neighbourhood, were detained, police said.
Police said the accused used to extort money from young boys of the area for smoking.
They earlier demanded money from Sandeep and thrashed him but he refused to oblige them. On that day, Sandeep made a complaint to the mother of one of the accused.
"The accused got infuriated and were looking for an opportunity to settle scores with Sandeep," said a police officer.