Mumbai: Two 16-yr-old students held for murdering 3-yr-old girl for Rs 1 cr ransom
In a spine-chilling incident, the JJ Marg police in Mumbai on Sunday arrested two 16-year-old boys in a kidnapping case, and recovered the decomposed body of a three-year-old girl who went missing from her home at Duncan Road, near Nagpada, on December 5.
The duo, both studying in a college in Sian, kidnapped the three-year-old girl for a ransom of Rs 1 crore and later murdered her.
The incident came to light last night after the girl’s body was recovered from Kazipura at Haji Kasam Chawl in Nagpada area. One of the accused, a neighbour of the victim, confessed to the crime after which police went to the site where the body was dumped.
The victim had been 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, they said.
It was revealed 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.
Later, the victim’s parents received a call from some unidentified persons, demanding Rs 1 crore as ransom. Unable to shell out such a huge amount, the girl’s father agreed to pay Rs 28 lakh to the alleged kidnappers, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-1) Manojkumar Sharma said.
The abductors later asked the girl’s father 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.