Two teenage boys in Sweden suffered a traumatic fate at the hands of two disturbed individuals. The victims, who were both underage, were tortured and assaulted before getting buried in a graveyard.
The horrific incident occurred in Solna, just outside of Stockholm. Authorities believe that this is a random attack, and the victims were just at the wrong place at the wrong time. At 11 p.m., the two were abducted by men when they refused to buy illegal substances.
Horrific ‘random attack’ in graveyard
The victims were then taken to a nearby cemetery. Since the crime occurred around midnight, the graveyard was deserted and no one was able to help the victims. For hours, they endured prolonged assault at the hands of the merciless suspects, according to The Metro.
A later investigation revealed that the boys were repeatedly stabbed in the legs. They were also sexually assaulted. The suspects then forced them to strip their clothes and get into a pit in the ground to get buried alive.
They were partially buried and the suspects were probably planning to leave them to die. However, for some unknown reason, the suspects stayed with the victims until an eyewitness saw them.
Around 8:39 a.m., almost 10 hours after the torture started, a passerby saw the boys partially buried alive on the ground. He immediately summoned the police to the area and they arrived several minutes later, just in time to catch the fleeing suspects.
Suspects deny involvement
The first suspect was an 18-year-old man, who was arrested at around 8:46 a.m. Sixteen minutes later, Swedish authorities were able to catch up to the second suspect, a 21-year-old man, who tried to flee the scene through a narrow path in the cemetery.
The two were taken into custody and will be facing multiple charges. According to The Sun, the suspects have been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, rape, and aggravated robbery.
During their interview with the investigators, both suspects denied any involvement with the crime. However, police found that one of the men were wearing some of the clothing of one of the victims.