Mumbai: Two minor boys abduct, murder 3-year-old girl for Rs 1 cr ransom
The father was asked to come with the ransom amount at a spot in Kalwa town in neighbouring Thane. However, abductors never turned up to receive the amount at the designated place.
In a brazen and horrifying act, a three-and-a-half-year old girl was kidnapped for a ransom of Rs 1 crore and later murdered allegedly by two 16-year-old boys.
According to the police reports, the two boys, studying in a college in Sion, were apprehended early on Sunday.
The incident came to light when the girl's body was recovered from Kazipura at Haji Kasam Chawl in Nagpada area on Saturday night. The girl was missing since December 5 and a case in this regard was registered by her parents with the J J Marg Police Station, police said.
During investigation, a teenager, who lived in the neighbourhood of the girl and had passed on the information of kidnapping to her parents, was detained and quizzed by the police. It was later on revealed that the boy and his accomplice allegedly abducted the girl on December 5 using chloroform and later strangulated her with the wire of a mobile phone charger the very same day, the officer said.
The victim's parents received a call from some unidentified persons, demanding Rs 1 crore as ransom. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-1), Manojkumar Sharma told that being unable to shell out such a huge amount, the girl's father agreed to pay Rs 28 lakh to the alleged kidnappers.
The father was asked to come with the ransom amount at a spot in Kalwa town in neighbouring Thane. However, they never turned up to receive the amount at the designated place, said police.
"We suspected the youth who had provided details about kidnapping of the girl. We kept an eye on him and his accomplice for 15 days and we detained them last night for interrogation, where they confessed of having committed the crime," the officer said.
The police informed that the duo would be charged under relevant section of Indian Penal Code.