TWO boys aged seven and eight have reportedly admitted torturing and murdering a three-year-old toddler before dumping his body in landfill.
The tragic boy’s body was found covered in horror wounds and ‘fresh’ blood by his distraught dad in Germiston, South Africa.
The alleged child killers confessed to tying the boy up with rope and beating him to death with stones before tossing him off the edge of the waste land.
The toddler’s family reported him missing on Saturday after he failed to return home after going out to play that afternoon.
He told his mum he was going outside after lunch and left his bowl behind, according to TimesLive.
His panicked father heard reports of a body being found at the landfill and rushed there to find the boy’s body covered in “fresh” blood and horrific wounds.
A FATHER’S ANGUISH
He told TimesLive: “I just rushed there. A lot of things were going through my mind.
“I had hoped it would not be him but unfortunately it was.”
The grieving father suspects an adult may have been involved in the brutal murder of his son, who has not been named.
But he added there was no explanation as to why his toddler was targeted because his family has “no enemies”.
He added: “I understand the children could have been playing and a mistake happened, but a dead person is heavy.
“There is no way they would have been able to pick him up and put him inside a sack… something doesn’t add up.
“There is an adult involved somehow.”
The two children have allegedly owned up to the brutal murder.
In the UK, 1990, James Patrick Bulger, a boy from Kirkby, Merseyside, was abducted, tortured and killed by two 10-year-old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. Bulger was led away from the New Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle as his mother had taken her eyes off him momentarily.
His mutilated body was found on a railway line 2.5 miles (4 km) away in Walton, Liverpool, two days after his murder. Thompson and Venables were charged on 20 February 1993 with Bulger’s abduction and murder.