Two teenage boys were raped, tortured and buried alive in a horrific late-night attack in a deserted cemetery, it is claimed.
Police have accused two men, aged 18 and 21, of attacking the young victims at about 11pm on August 22 in Solna, Sweden.
The suspects offered to sell drugs to the boys, who refused and were then snatched and taken against their will to the cemetery, where they were subjected to a torture-like assault amongst headstones.
The injured teens, whose exact ages were not released, were forced to take off their clothes and climb into a pit, where they were buried alive, say police.
The attack went on for about ten hours until the assailants were interrupted by a passerby shortly before 9am the following morning the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported.
The witness raised the alarm and police arrived about seven minutes later.
The victims, who were stabbed in the legs, were “responsive” and not wearing any clothes when they were rescued.
In addition to being stabbed, they were raped during the attack, police allege.
Two suspects were arrested close to the scene while trying to flee, the force said.
One of the suspects was allegedly wearing clothing belonging to one of the victims.
Investigators suspect the teens were picked at random, and admitted there was no clear motive.
The two men who were arrested are suspected of kidnapping, aggravated assault, rape and aggravated robbery.
Both suspects have denied the charges against them.
Days after the incident, the father of one of the suspects told Aftonbladet that it would be “hard to forgive” his son.
The dad said: “My brain cannot accept that my son would have done something like that.”
Both suspects were known to police.
The 21-year-old was arrested and convicted or arson in July after Molotov cocktails were hurled at properties.
However, the man was released before he began serving his sentence, Aftonbladet reported.
One of the suspects allegedly has a history of mental illness and convictions including robberies and threats.