Two teenage boys were allegedly tortured and raped before being buried alive in Sweden.
The boys were set upon allegedly by a 21-year-old and an 18-year-old at around 11pm on Saturday evening in Solna, Sweden.
The perpetrators offered to sell the boys drugs and when they refused, they were taken against their will into a cemetery, police say.
There, the victims were subjected to torture-like assault and sustained cuts to their legs among other injuries.
The boys were allegedly also raped, according to a report in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
The two victims, whose exact ages are not known, were forced to take off their clothes before getting into a pit in the ground where they were buried alive, police allege.
The alarm was sounded by a passer-by at 8.39am on Sunday morning, ten hours after the boys were first abducted.
Officers arrived at the scene and the boys were found alive and undressed. The extent of their injuries is not known, although police confirmed that they are ‘responsive’.
Seven minutes later, at 8.46am, officers arrested the first suspect, an 18-year-old man.
Sixteen minutes later, police also detained the 21-year-old suspect.
They have been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, rape and aggravated robbery.
One of the suspects was wearing items of the victim at the time of his arrest, Aftonbladet reported.
Both suspects have denied the charges against them.