An Indian man has been arrested after he threw two young children from a fourth-floor balcony as they were reportedly making noises.
The incident happened on June 14, 2020, in Kolkata. One of the boys, aged two, was killed while the other, aged six, was seriously injured.
Following his arrest, he admitted that he was annoyed by the noises the children made while playing near his front door.
The accused was identified as 55-year-old Shiv Kumar Gupta.
He was taken to Lalbazaar police headquarters for interrogation.
One police officer said: “During interrogation, he confessed his crime. It is unfortunate that a two-year-old boy was killed, while another received serious injuries.
“The injured victim is stable and based on the interrogation we have arrested his neighbour Shiv Kumar Gupta.”
It was reported that Gupta became “annoyed” by the noise that the children were making while playing.
In a fit of rage, he threw two-year-old Shivam off the fourth-floor balcony before doing the same to his elder brother Vishal.
During the investigation, it was discovered that Gupta would often get into arguments with his neighbours.
The Indian man told police that he regularly consumed alcohol and could not control his anger when he was drunk.
Gupta was a real estate broker who owned a small transport business. He told police that he could not tolerate the noise made by the children as they played.