Two boys who were tortured, raped and buried alive in a Swedish cemetery said they looked as if they had “fallen under blood” after escaping the gruesome ordeal.
The pair told police they had been kidnapped, kicked, beaten, burned, stabbed and ordered to undress in a series of heinous crimes.
They were forced to dig their own graves on the night of August 22 in Solna, just north of the capital Stockholm.
They say their tormentors, ages 18 and 21, approached them through a pavement near the cemetery and tried to sell them drugs. After declining the offer, they were reportedly threatened with a knife and dragged to a nearby forest, where they were beaten and stripped.
They said that during the attack, the men said they knew where they live and that they were threatening their families.
To avoid raising the alarm, their cell phones were taken and thrown into the forest. The evil couple is said to have kicked the boys so they could dig their own graves.
They were continuously beaten by the men while this was happening.
One of the boys told police that it was “difficult to get a grip on the amount” of punches and kicks they received from their attackers.
They said they couldn’t scream when gagged with their own socks and their straps used to tie hands together.
The shocking ordeal lasted for several hours as they were tortured and burned with lighters.
One of the boys claimed he had been raped in the nauseating attack.
One of them said, “I tried to cooperate as best I could and to protect my head. I lay there shaking because it is so cold, most of the night.”
Fearing they would be killed, the two boys managed to escape.
One of them said, “It was running and dying, or not running and dying.”
They ran into a passerby who called the police, who found them naked and covered in injuries.
They arrested the two men who have since been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, rape and aggravated robbery.
Local media reported that one of the suspects was wearing the victims’ garments when police made the arrest.
The men have denied the charges.