In a sensational incident, a 7-year-old boy was kidnapped and murdered in Deoria district. The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of Rs 30 lakh. The SOG recovered the body from Pokhara in Rampur Buzurg village of Hata in Kushinagar.
The accused — Azharuddin of Pipra Madangopal village of Rampur factory, Suraj Bharti of Shahpur Belwa and Aneesh Ansari of Madan Gopal Pipra area — were arrested. Surprisingly, instead of making any call, the kidnappers demanded the extortion by pasting a piece of paper near a tomb close to the house of the victim.
Reports said that Nasir, son of Eid Mohammed, a resident of Kasya Bypass Road near Universal Public School in Krishna Colony, was a student of Anjuman Islamia, Malviya Road. Nasir was kidnapped on November 4 morning.
When he did not return home, his family members started searching for him and later lodged a missing complaint at the Sadar Kotwali. On Tuesday, the kidnappers made the extortion demand.
The family informed the police, who with the help of CCTV footage, located the youth who pasted the ‘notice’ near the tomb.
Eid Mohammad sells goods near the tomb, hence the kidnappers pasted the chit there. The cops rounded up the suspect who spilled the beans.
Deoria SP Sankalp Sharma said that the body was recovered from Pokhara area of Rampur Buzurg village of Kushinagar and three kidnappers had been nabbed.
Meanwhile, a man died of electrocution while connecting an 11,000-volt line near Chowki Chauraha in Bareilly. Reports said that the deceased, who was a lineman, was working under the preparations of a progamme of the chief minister. Police said the body had been sent for autopsy and a case was registered in this connection.