Kidnapped minor found murdered near Sonepat, abductor arrested

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New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) A class IV student of the G D Goenka Public School in Rohini, who was kidnapped from near his house on October 15, has been found murdered near G T Karnal Road in Sonepat in Haryana, police said.

Ten-year-old Vipul, who was kidnapped from near his house in Rohini on Monday, was found murdered near G T Karnal Road in the area of Murthal in District Sonepat of Haryana yesterday, police said.

26-year-old Siddharth Jaitley, a medicine trader in Bhagirath Place and a business and family acquaintance of the father of the child Vipul Kansal, has been arrested within 36 hours of kidnapping of the child from near his house in Rohini on October 15.

Vipul had been kidnapped by the accused on October 15 after he alighted from his school bus and was about to enter the gate of the Neel Kanth society where his family resides.

However, later he strangulated the child and disposed off the body in a secluded place near G T Karnal Road in the area of P S Murthal, District Sonepat, Haryana within first few hours of kidnapping.

On October 15, Vipul's father Parvinder Kansal lodged a complaint that the child was kidnapped by some unknown persons and that a ransom call of Rs 1.5 crores was received by his wife from the kidnappers, in lieu of the safe release of the boy.

On receiving the complaint, the police monitored the calls made by the kidnapper in which he negotiated the ransom amount and the mode of delivery.

Once the place of delivery was fixed at Ranjit Singh Flyover, the Police teams followed the accused to trace his whereabouts.

After the child did not return even after waiting for four hours despite the receipt of the ransom amount, the police teams raided the house of the accused and succeeded in apprehending him.

The police party also recovered the Honda City car, mobile phones along with the entire ransom amount at his instance.

On interrogation, Siddharth revealed that he knew the complainant's family as their shops were adjacent at Bhagirath Place earlier. He hatched a conspiracy and consequent to the plan, followed the routine of the child a couple of times earlier.

On the day of incident he parked his Honda City car No UP-32-B-2594 near the main gate of Neel Kanth Society Sector 13 Rohini and pushed the child inside the dickey of the car and sped away from the spot.

However, while he was taking the child at Samai Pur Badli, he realized that the child had fainted. Out of fear he strangulated the child and disposed off the body in a secluded place near G T Karnal Road in the area of P S Murthal, District Sonepat, Haryana within first few hours of kidnapping.

UNI

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