Manhunt in Germany after youth kills boy, uploads video

Indo Asian News Service

Berlin, March 7 (IANS) A manhunt is on in Germany after a young man stabbed a nine-year-old boy to death and uploaded a video on internet boasting of his deed, police said.

Another user on the dark web -- a hidden part of the internet where guns, drugs and child abuse images are traded -- alerted police, BBC on Tuesday quoted a police spokesperson as saying.

The boy's body was found in the cellar of a house in Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia.

According to the police, the 19-year-old suspect may be armed.

Searches were being carried out in towns near Herne, a heavily industrialised region.

According to reports, the suspect is a martial arts enthusiast.