The body of a 15-year-old boy with taped mouth and feet was found Thursday in the city of Madhya Pradesh in Gwalior, police said.
A 20-year-old man, who hanged himself at his home in the Hazira district on Tuesday, accused the boy of having a homosexual relationship with him and blackmailing him.
It is suspected that the man, a makeup artist, killed the boy before committing suicide.
The suicide note said the man took the extreme step because of a 15-year-old boy who had developed a physical relationship with him and was blackmailing him, Police Superintendent Amit Sanghi said.
The note also stated that he had retaliated, after which the police began searching for the boy, Mr Sanghi said.
The boy’s body was found on the grounds of the old JC Mill in the city. A makeup kit was found nearby, suggesting the man was involved in the murder, another official said.
The boy’s body has been sent for autopsy and the report would shed light on the cause of death, Sanghi said.
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